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Asia/Pacific Semiannual Application Networking Equipment Tracker

Continuous effort among IT organizations in consolidating datacenter/applications and managing an increasingly mobile distributed workforce has given rise to both opportunities and challenges. How do organizations ensure efficiency in this application-centric structure while keeping security threats at bay? Riding on this trend, the application networking equipment market in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) reached US$517 million in 2016. However, widespread adoption is far from reality, despite the continuous push from vendors. Market awareness has improved, but more needs to be done for IT managers to at least bring this up in their priority list. What are the real challenges in this market? IDC's Asia/Pacific Semiannual Application Networking Equipment Tracker® uncovers the current adoption trends, the market dynamics, and possible strategies that vendors could adopt. This tracker provides market size, market share, and forecast in two main market segments — datacenter switching and WAN application delivery in APEJ.


Technology Coverage

This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in vendor revenue and value.

Core coverage:

  • ADC
  • WAN application delivery:
  • Segments for WAN application delivery:
  • Visibility
  • WAN optimization
  • Web security
  • Vertical markets: Banking, insurance, securities and investment services, discrete manufacturing, process manufacturing, retail, wholesale, professional services, personal and consumer services, healthcare provider, transportation, telecommunications, media, utilities, construction, resource industries, federal/central government, state/local government, and education
  • Company size: 1–9, 10–99, 100–499, 500–999, and 1,000+ employees


Geographic Scope

  • Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan): 13 countries (Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) and the rest of Asia/Pacific

Data Deliverables

This tracker is delivered on a semiannual basis via a web-based interface for online querying and downloads. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Historical data
  • Forecast data

Forecast Coverage

Forecasts for this tracker are updated semiannually and include two years of historical data and five years of annual market projections. Forecasts are available at the regional and country levels.

Core forecast coverage:

  • ADC
  • WAN application delivery:
  • Segments for WAN application delivery:
  • Visibility
  • WAN optimization
  • Web security

IDC's Tracker Methodology

IDC's tracker data is developed using a rigorous methodology that includes well-planned and well-coordinated local, regional, and worldwide data cross-checks combined with a proprietary advanced data consolidation and analysis data platform managed by IDC's Worldwide Tracker organization. Data sources used in the process of determining IDC's tracker numbers include, but are not limited to:

  • In-country local vendor interviews
  • Distribution data feeds
  • Worldwide and regional vendor guidance
  • ODM data
  • In-country local channel partner discussions
  • Import records
  • Feedback from component suppliers
  • Vendor briefings and public financial reports

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