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Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management – Report Summary

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SUMMARY: This research study examines the impacts of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technologies on network management tools and practices within both enterprises and network service providers. It is based on a survey of 150 enterprises, IT professionals and 76 service-provider networking professionals who work within organizations that have either begun production deployments of SDN/NFV technology or have specific plans to do so within the next 12 months.

FINDINGS: “The majority of enterprises and service providers have discovered that their existing network engineering, monitoring, and troubleshooting tools do not fully support SDN, NFV, and network virtualization.”

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Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management – Report Summary

  1. 1. Managing Tomorrow’s Networks The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management – Report Summary Target: Communication Service Providers and Enterprises Research report by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015 Source: http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php/3159/Managing-Tomorrow's-Networks:-The-Impacts-of-SDN-and-Network-Virtualization-on- Network-Management Sponsored by:
  2. 2. 2 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Report Summary and Findings SUMMARY: This research study examines the impacts of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technologies on network management tools and practices within both enterprises and network service providers. It is based on a survey of 150 enterprises, IT professionals and 76 service-provider networking professionals who work within organizations that have either begun production deployments of SDN/NFV technology or have specific plans to do so within the next 12 months. FINDINGS: “The majority of enterprises and service providers have discovered that their existing network engineering, monitoring, and troubleshooting tools do not fully support SDN, NFV, and network virtualization.”
  3. 3. Communication Service Provider Study Findings
  4. 4. 4 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Communications Service Providers Target Productivity Boosts, Revenue Growth with Early SDN Adoption Service providers name the top benefits targeted with SDN-based network transformation efforts. Source: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management, by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015, Sponsored by CA Technologies
  5. 5. 5 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Top SDN/NFV Use Cases Communication Service Providers Are Pursuing To Support Business Goals More than anything else, service providers are building virtual private clouds on their infrastructure with SDN and NFV. Source: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management, by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015, Sponsored by CA Technologies 49% 61% 51% 36% 46% 53% 0% 4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Series1
  6. 6. 6 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Communication Service Provider SDN/NFV Network Management Readiness Only 1/3 or less say their current tools are ready Todays’ network management systems unprepared to support SDN/NFV in Service Provider networks Source: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management, by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015, Sponsored by CA Technologies
  7. 7. 7 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Communication Service Providers Have New Requirements for Their SDN/NFV Network Management Source: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management, by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015, Sponsored by CA Technologies CSPs reveal a number of new functional requirements for their network management systems to support SDN/NFV.
  8. 8. 8 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Communication Service Providers Divided On How To Address SDN/NFV Network Management Gaps SDN/NFV Performance Management SDN/NFV Fault Management Source: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management, by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015, Sponsored by CA Technologies
  9. 9. Enterprise Study Findings
  10. 10. 10 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Enterprises Target Productivity Boost, Revenue Growth, Customer Retention with SDN/NFV Adoption Source: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management, by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015, Sponsored by CA Technologies The most important business benefits sought as result of network transformation efforts with SDN and network virtualization.
  11. 11. 11 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Top Engineering and Operational Improvements Enterprises Are Pursuing to Support Business Goals 44% 43% 40% 42% 43% 38% 0% 1% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Series1 The data center in particular is an area in which enterprises can innovate with SDN/NFV in order to support their business goals. Source: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management, by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015, Sponsored by CA Technologies
  12. 12. 12 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Enterprise Network Management Readiness For SDN Data Center SDN Use Case Source: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management, by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015, Sponsored by CA Technologies Todays’ network management systems Unprepared to support SDN in the Enterprise Data Center.
  13. 13. 13 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Enterprise Network Management Readiness For SDN Campus SDN, SD-WAN and NFV Use Cases All SDN technologies present problems to todays’ network management tools for the Enterprise. Source: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management, by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015, Sponsored by CA Technologies
  14. 14. 14 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Enterprises Have New Requirements for Their SDN/NFV Network Management Source: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management, by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015, Sponsored by CA Technologies SDN/NFV adopters uncovered a number of new functional requirements for enterprise network management systems.
  15. 15. 15 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Enterprises Divided On How To Address SDN/NFV Network Management Gaps SDN Overlay Performance Management Enterprise NFV Troubleshooting Source: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management, by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015, Sponsored by CA Technologies
  16. 16. 16 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Conclusion: A Major Threat to SDN and NFV Success Looms Network Management Tools Must Evolve for SDN/NFV  Organizations surveyed expect their SDN initiatives to boost end-user productivity and grow revenue.  Before SDN can help companies be successful, they must make sure they have the right network management tools in place.  This research has demonstrated that most service providers and enterprises have determined that their existing network management systems are ill-prepared to fully support SDN and NFV.  Service providers and enterprises are divided on whether they will modify their existing tools or acquire new tools to address these gaps. Source: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management, by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015, Sponsored by CA Technologies
  17. 17. 17 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Conclusion: A Major Threat to SDN and NFV Success Looms Network Management Tools Must Evolve for SDN/NFV  EMA recommends that service providers and enterprises carefully evaluate their SDN/NFV management tool strategy. They should not assume their existing tools will fully support their SDN/NFV investments. – Ask network management vendors about their SDN roadmaps. – Is your network management vendor addressing the new functional requirements you need for business success? – Can you complement your existing network management systems with a new tool? Source: Managing Tomorrow’s Networks: The Impacts of SDN and Network Virtualization on Network Management, by Shamus McGillicuddy, An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) End-User Research Report December 2015, Sponsored by CA Technologies
  18. 18. 18 © 2016 CA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. For more information on how to transform your network management to SDN/NFV Assurance, please visit www.ca.com/vna

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