Business goals

Singapore and Malaysia look to SDN to achieve their business goals

SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Enterprises in Singapore and Malaysia are adopting software-defined networking (SDN) to improve network integration, automation, orchestration and management, a trend that is expected to continue for several years, according to a new research report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and consulting firm.

2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Network — Software Defined Solutions and Services report for Singapore and Malaysia reveals that enterprises in the region are adopting SDN so they can seamlessly add applications and network resources to meet business and user objectives more efficiently and securely. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains, remote working, and customer experience requirements have intensified the demand for network agility.

“To stay competitive, businesses must become data-centric, with optimal connectivity, multi-cloud capability and end-to-end security,” said Deepraj Emmanuel, Director, ISG Asia, based in Singapore. “These requirements create huge opportunities for carriers and managed service providers operating in Singapore and Malaysia.”

Across the region, LAN, WAN, WLAN and cloud connectivity is beginning to merge, the report says. Over the next five to ten years, SDN will allow organizations to monitor end-to-end workflows and segment networks, among other capabilities. Key features enabled by SDN include intent-based networking, rapid endpoint provisioning, edge computing, and solutions powered by AI and machine learning.

Security is a major and growing concern for businesses in Malaysia and Singapore, as in other parts of the world, says ISG. Enterprises demand better security on all types of networks and expect total security from the core to the edge of the SDN infrastructure, says ISG. SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) implementations with advanced features are increasingly common in SDN deployments.

IoT is a rising trend in Asia, with the number of edge devices growing exponentially, the report says. This is driving the demand for edge computing to analyze data on the network before transferring it to the central data center or the cloud. While edge computing is still a nascent technology in Singapore and Malaysia, demand is expected to increase significantly over the next 12-24 months. Common challenges in deploying edge computing include application formats, security, resiliency, and efficiency.

The report also examines other aspects of the emergence of SDN in Singapore and Malaysia, including the growing maturity of service providers and how they are helping enterprises improve their performance with SDN.

The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Network — Software Defined Solutions and Services for Singapore and Malaysia report assesses the capabilities of 34 providers in five quadrants: managed SD-WAN services, SDN transformation services (consulting and implementation), technology providers and enterprise network services, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Edge technologies and services.

The report names Orange Business Services, Singtel/NCS, Telekom Malaysia and Wipro as leaders in all five quadrants. It names Verizon as a leader in three quadrants and Cisco, Maxis and Tech Mahindra as leaders in two quadrants each. Cato Networks, Celcom Axiata, HPE Aruba, Juniper Networks and NTT are named leaders in one quadrant each.

Additionally, TCS is designated as a rising star – a company with a “promising portfolio” and “high future potential” by ISG’s definition – in two quadrants. Microland, Nuage Networks, Tata Communications and Verizon are named Rising Stars in one quadrant each.

A customized version of the report is available at Tata Communications.

The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Network — Software Defined Solutions and Services report for Singapore and Malaysia is available for subscribers or one-time purchase on this Web page.

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