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Network automation is a methodology in which software automatically configures, provisions, manages and tests network devices. It is used by enterprises and service providers to enhance efficiency, decrease human error and reduce operating expense.

Statistics:

The network automation market was valued at US$ 14.56 Bn in 2021 and is forecast to reach a value of US$ 94.58 Bn by 2030 at a CAGR of 23.4% between 2022 and 2030.

Figure 1: Global Network Automation Market Value (US$ Bn) Analysis and Forecast, 2017 - 2030

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Key Developments:

In February 2022, The CISCO SYSTEM INC. discloses that the organizations first used Wi-Fi 6E availability points, Private 5G for the enterprise as a regulated service and the new high powered Catalyst 9000X series transforms with the Cisco Silicon One to offer high speed and the performance with the security required for the hybrid work.

In March 2021, Cisco approved a novel Cisco Plus solutions which would offer cross-portfolio methods to assist customers solve the biggest requirements with rapid time to value. The organizations initial NaaS provides the hybrid cloud technologies and would later increase to a vast category of the services built and then offered with the collaborators ecosystem.

Figure 2: Global Network Automation Market Share (%), By Region, 2021

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Market Drivers:

Driver 1:

The growth in the adoption of smart connected devices and rising implementation of cloud-based services are responsible for the double-digit growth of the network automation. This is expected to drive the growth of the global network automation market. 

Driver 2:

Surging investments in emerging automation solutions, an increasing number of start-ups offering network automation solutions are expected to generate numerous prospects for network automation. This is expected to propel the growth of the global network automation market.

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Network Automation Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: US$ 14.56 Bn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 23.4% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 94.58 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Network Type: Physical, Virtual, Hybrid
  • By Service Type: Network Automation Tools, SD-WAN and Network Virtualization, Intent-based Networking
  • By Solution Type: Managed Service, Professional Service
  • By Deployment Type: Cloud, On Premise, Hybrid
  • By the End-user Type: IT and Telecom, Manufacturing, Energy and Utility, Banking and Financial Services, Education, Other End-user Industries
Companies covered:

Cisco Systems Inc., Extreme Networks Inc., Juniper Networks Inc., VMware Inc., SaltStack Inc., BMC Software Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Nuage Networks (Nokia Networks), IBM Corporation, NetBrain Technologies Inc., AppViewX Inc., Micro Focus International PLC, Fujitsu Limited, Arista Network Inc., SolarWinds Inc., Forward Networks Inc. and Network Automation Inc

Growth Drivers:
  • Rising need of data centers
  • Rising trend of the connected devices 
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Lack of skilled professionals
  • Complexity in the skill gaps

Market Restraint:

Restraint 1:

The presence of open-source tools, rising security threats, and a lack of awareness among network administrator is expected to hamper the growth of global network automation market.

Restraint 2:

It is essential to have networking people who can understand the networking constructs of the cloud. And also the cloud teams that understand how it integrates  and  operate  within  the  network.  So the lack of skilled professionals for networking is expected to hamper the growth of the global network automation market.

Market Opportunities:

Opportunity 1:

Network automation solutions extensively utilize advanced technologies such as AI and machine learning to learn network behavior. And also to inform predictive analysis, and provide recommendations to network engineers. This integration of AI and ML has made automation easy and by providing lucrative opportunities for the growth of the global network automation market.

Opportunity 2:

Businesses are now requesting IT for more agile changes, improved service availability, and lower operational expenses. These questions combined with the reality that networks are being larger and more complicated are driving the importance of network automation in IT businesses. This further is expected to fuel the growth of global network automation market.

Market Key Takeaways/Trends:

Trend 1:

Networking companies are heavily investing in the R&D of networking solutions, with an aim of long-term value creation. Based on the fluctuations in short-term business performance and financial results, leading networking companies have not reduced their investment for the innovation and testing of network automation solutions. This is expected to act as a leading trend in the growth of the global network automation market.

Trend 2:

Telecom operators and managed service providers use network automation technology to decrease the Mean Time To Repair. It avoids SLA violations, and maximize visibility to improve uptime. Furthermore, the adoption of SD-WAN infrastructure and increased network downtime due to errors will fuel the market. This is expected to propel the growth of the global network automation market.

Competitive Landscape:

Major companies involved in the growth of the global network automation market are Cisco Systems Inc., Extreme Networks Inc., Juniper Networks Inc., VMware Inc., SaltStack Inc., BMC Software Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Nuage Networks (Nokia Networks), IBM Corporation, NetBrain Technologies Inc., AppViewX Inc., Micro Focus International PLC, Fujitsu Limited, Arista Network Inc., SolarWinds Inc., Forward Networks Inc. and Network Automation Inc.

Network automation is similar to software programming as it uses comparable logic and frameworks to manage and schedule the automation of several tasks. Commonly "if X, then Y" decision statements are used to program automation into the network.

Market Dynamics:

Network Automation played an important role in maintaining IT operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is expected to drive the growth of global network automation market. According to the Verizon Network Report, April 22, the overall data volume around its networks progressed by 19% compared to pre-COVID levels. Companies are resuming to scale their virtualized environments before simple virtual server deployment. They are now deploying virtual disaster recovery and virtual support for dynamic workloads and private cloud infrastructure. In doing so, they encounter unprecedented rates of change and growing complexity in the physical and logical network. This is expected to offer lucrative opportunities in the growth of global network automation market.

On contrary, implementing automated systems or solutions forces an organization to hire professionals or train its current network teams, ultimately raising costs for the business. This factor is expected to hinder the growth of the global network automation market.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global network automation market, and provides market size (US$ 14.56 Bn ) and compound annual growth rate (23.4%) for the forecast period (2022–2030), considering 2021 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global network automation market based on the following parameters – company highlights, products portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and strategies
  • Major companies involved in the growth of the global network automation market are Cisco Systems Inc., Extreme Networks Inc., Juniper Networks Inc., VMware Inc., SaltStack Inc., BMC Software Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Nuage Networks (Nokia Networks), IBM Corporation, NetBrain Technologies Inc., AppViewX Inc., Micro Focus International PLC, Fujitsu Limited, Arista Network Inc., SolarWinds Inc., Forward Networks Inc. and Network Automation IncInsights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global network automation market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global network automation market.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Network Automation Market, By Network Type:
    • Physical
    • Virtual
    • Hybrid
  • Global Network Automation Market, By Solution Type:
    • Network Automation Tools
    • SD-WAN and Network Virtualization
    • Intent-based Networking
  • Global Network Automation Market, By Service Type:
    • Managed Service
    • Professional Service
  • Global Network Automation Market, By Deployment:
    • Cloud
    • On Premise
    • Hybrid
  • Global Network Automation Market, By End-User Industry:
    • IT and Telecom
    • Manufacturing
    • Energy and Utility
    • Banking and Financial Services
    • Education
    • Other End-user Industries
  • Global Network Automation Market, By Geography:
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa
  • Company Profiles:
    • Cisco Systems Inc.
    • Juniper Networks Inc.
    • IBM Corporation
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    • SolarWinds Inc.
    • Network Automation Inc.
    • Micro Focus International PLC
    • NetBrain Technologies Inc.
    • Arista Network Inc.
    • Extreme Networks Inc.
    • BMC Software Inc.
    • Fujitsu Limited
    • VMware Inc.+SaltStack Inc.
    • Nuage Networks (Nokia Networks)
    • Forward Networks Inc.
    • AppViewX Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

The global network automation market is estimated to be valued at US$17.55 Bn in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 23.4% between 2022 and 2030.
Rising demand for data center network is anticipated to drive the growth of the market.
Managed Service segment is the leading service type in the market.
Lack of skilled professionals is the key factor hampering the growth of the market
Major companies involved in the growth of the market are Cisco Systems Inc., Extreme Networks Inc., Juniper Networks Inc., VMware Inc., SaltStack Inc., BMC Software Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Nuage Networks (Nokia Networks), IBM Corporation, NetBrain Technologies Inc., AppViewX Inc., Micro Focus International PLC, Fujitsu Limited, Arista Network Inc., SolarWinds Inc., Forward Networks Inc. and Network Automation Inc.

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