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IDC's Worldwide Enterprise Network Infrastructure Taxonomy, 2021

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IDC's Worldwide Enterprise Network Infrastructure Taxonomy, 2021
Published: June 29, 2021
Content info: 19 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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This IDC study presents our taxonomy for the enterprise network infrastructure market as covered in the quarterly Worldwide Network Infrastructure Tracker and the Worldwide UC&C Tracker. It provides the definitions of Ethernet switch, router, WLAN, and VoIP infrastructure. It also provides datacenter networking-specific definitions for Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, and application delivery. It is the foundation for IDC's forecast and market share documents. The taxonomy is used by IDC analysts around the world to generate IDC market sizing, forecasts, and company models."IDC's worldwide network infrastructure taxonomy presents IDC's integrated view of the worldwide enterprise networking market - from the datacenter to the edge," said Brandon Butler, senior research analyst, Enterprise Networks at IDC. "This taxonomy pulls together the many elements of enterprise networks to provide a comprehensive understanding of our network infrastructure research."

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Product Code: US47855221

IDC's Worldwide Enterprise Network Infrastructure Taxonomy

Enterprise Network Infrastructure Taxonomy Changes for 2021

Taxonomy Overview

  • In This Study
  • Methodology


  • Ethernet Switch
    • Speed
    • Product
  • Routing and SD-WAN
    • Routers
    • Product Class
    • Deployment
    • Connectivity
  • Software-Defined Wide Area Networking Infrastructure
  • Software-Defined Branch
  • Branch of One
    • Wireless LAN Infrastructure
      • Market
      • Form Factor
      • Standards
      • Location
      • Product
  • UC&C Technology
    • IP Telephony/UC Systems
      • IP PBX Lines/Seats
      • IP Phones
      • UC Systems
    • Enterprise Videoconference Systems
    • UCaaS
      • Hosted Voice/Public Cloud UCaaS
      • Managed Voice/Private Cloud UCaaS
    • UC Collaboration
  • Application Delivery Infrastructure
    • Application Delivery Controllers
    • ADC as a Service (IaaS Load Balancing)
    • Application Delivery Services
    • Service Mesh
    • Fibre Channel Switch
    • InfiniBand
  • Additional Network Infrastructure Equipment Segmentation
    • Place in Network
    • Deployment
    • Deployment Type
    • Cloud Deployment
    • Cloud-Managed Networking
    • Enterprise Network as a Service (Enterprise Naas)
  • Autonomous Networking
    • Software-Defined Networking
      • Place in Network
    • Network Virtualization
    • Network Virtualization Overlay and SDN Controller Software
    • Bare Metal Switch (Network Disaggregation)
      • Multicloud Networking
      • Network Analytics
      • Network Automation
      • Intent-Based Networking
  • Market Metrics
    • Revenue
    • Shipments
    • Average Selling Value or Price
    • Exchange Rates
  • Future Outlook
  • Essential Guidance

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