IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue <$100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or an innovative new technology — or both. This IDC Innovators study profiles three notable vendors in virtual routing: 128 Technology, 6WIND, and DRIVENETS.
"Virtual routing is a foundational virtual network function (VNF) in any carrier NFV deployment and has come to the forefront as communication service providers contemplate cloud architectures across their wireline and wireless infrastructures," says Rajesh Ghai, research director, Carrier Network Infrastructure at IDC. "Hence, IDC does expect virtual routing to ride the curve of NFV deployments and grow at a rapid pace over the foreseeable future. In this document, we look at three emerging vendors with compelling and differentiated virtual router solutions that we believe have the potential to benefit disproportionately from secular growth trends in the carrier network infrastructure marketplace."