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Worldwide Software-Defined Infrastructure QView

The Worldwide Software-Defined Infrastructure QView 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 SDI software QView will provide quarterly 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. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

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

IDC's Tracker Methodology

IDC's tracker data is developed using a rigorous methodology that includes well-planned and well-coordinated local, regional, and worldwide data cross-checks combined with a proprietary advanced data consolidation and analysis data platform managed by IDC's Worldwide Tracker organization. Data sources used in the process of determining IDC's tracker numbers include, but are not limited to:

  • In-country local vendor interviews
  • Distribution data feeds
  • Worldwide and regional vendor guidance
  • ODM data
  • In-country local channel partner discussions
  • Import records
  • Feedback from component suppliers
  • Vendor briefings and public financial reports

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