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Worldwide Software-Defined Infrastructure QView

The Worldwide Semiannual Software-Defined Infrastructure Tracker® tracks the software-defined infrastructure (SDI) software market, key components of this market (compute, storage, and networking), and some of the leading vendors in the market. Please note we will be tracking software revenue only — infrastructure hardware and professional services revenues are excluded.

Technology Coverage


The Worldwide Semiannual Software-Defined Infrastructure Tracker will provide semiannual coverage (historical only) of vendor software revenue. The total market is defined as the "software-defined infrastructure software" market. Submarkets will include:

Core Coverage

  • Software-defined storage controller software
  • Software-defined compute software
  • Software-defined networking software

Geographic Scope


  • Worldwide only

Data Deliverables


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

  • Preliminary top 5
  • Preliminary top 10
  • Historical data
  • Other