Global Virtual Router Market: Market Driver and Restraint
A virtual router is a virtual instantiation of a hardware router. It is a software function that replicates the capabilities of a hardware-based Layer 3 IP router, in software. The significance of virtual router is on the rise, majorly for telecom service providers. It offers numerous benefits such as reduction in the total cost of ownership (TCO), scalability, flexibility, pay as you grow model, which has fueled the shift in preference of organizations toward virtual router.
The global virtual router market is influenced by numerous factors such as rise in need to improve network agility and efficient scale out by service providers, increase in demand for reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO), surge in the demand for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), are anticipated to increase the adoption of virtual router, and demand for private cloud. However, virtual router is unable to perform the functions of a heavy-duty core IP router, which is expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. These factors are anticipated to provide several opportunities for the market growth. However, each factor has its definite impact on the market.
Global Virtual Router Market: Forecast by Type
The services segment occupies major virtual router market share in 2017 and is expected to continue this trend during the forecast period, owing to growth in demand for professional as well as managed virtual router services as number of users are seeking more requirement-specific solutions and other support & maintenance services, to monitor activities from the customers network to data centers.
Global Virtual Router Market: Forecast by Application
In terms of end user, the market is segmented into service providers and enterprise.
Global Virtual Router Market: Key Players
The key players operating in the global virtual router market include 128 Technology, Nokia, Cisco Systems, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., 6WIND, Broadcom (Brocade Communications Systems), Ericsson, Juniper Networks, and Netronome.
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