Gearing up for a New Era
Voice and Data|November, 2019
Gearing up for a New Era
Enterprise networking market is witnessing a paradigm shift in response to the new-age connectivity needs

An enterprise network is considered to be the back-bone of any business. The enterprise networking market comprises of Ethernet switches, routers, and WLAN segments. Organizations are looking at both on-premise as well as virtualized deployment model options for their networking needs. Still, a major portion of enterprise networking market is driven by on-premise as it gives control to the IT managers in implementing solutions they feel best for their network. The global business environment has also compelled many organizations to build a strong enterprise networking architecture that is secure and offers real-time connectivity. Businesses are also moving to cloud-based infrastructure models, public, private or hybrid, as per their evolving needs. They are looking for networking solutions that are fast, reliable, and interoperable, and help them access their data from multiple devices and locations.

In addition to the above, the industry is also witnessing a tremendous rise in IoT devices. This has increased the security risks associated with unsecured devices and hence organizations keen on implementing robust security solutions as part of their communication infrastructure. Increased enterprise investments are also expected in preparation of the future 5G rollouts.

Trends in Focus

A key focus area for most of the enterprises today is to improve network efficiency and reduce operational costs. Many enterprises are also exploring solutions that help them in their efforts to become digital-first and strengthen flexibility. While the cloud adoption in India has largely been led by the private cloud segment, the uptake of public cloud is also on the rise. Realizing the growth potential, companies like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are investing significantly in their data center and cloud services infrastructure in India. Several industry reports indicate that enterprises are gradually moving non-core applications workloads from their data centers to the public cloud.

The recent changes in the regulatory environment has also contributed to the increase in data center infrastructure demand in India. A recent RBI circular made it compulsory to store all data of financial transactions on servers located in India.

According to a study by Global Market Insights, some of the key factors driving the enterprise networking market demand are shifting consumer preferences toward converged network architecture and the implementation of network virtualization technology to consolidate the network functions. The report adds that increase in the mobility of enterprise users creates networking and management complexities, resulting in the demand for convergence. The converged enterprise network management systems play an important role in allowing enterprises to diagnose network issues. These systems provide an end-to-end visibility and enable network operators to view the converged network architecture.

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November, 2019