Growth in Number of IP Addresses Drives the Global Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM) Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM) markets. The global market for Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM) is projected to reach US$3.4 billion by 2018, primarily driven by rapid proliferation of IP enabled devices, growth in number of IP addresses and migration from IPv4 to IPv6. Accelerated adoption of 3G and 4G wireless data services, strong growth in wireless data services loaded with multiple data streams such as audio, video and multimedia and subsequent need for management of IP addresses in Asia-Pacific also augurs well for the market.

Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM): A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn – An IP address, a key numeric identifier for computers in a network, is an important element in efficient network functioning, and is gradually gaining in importance as an asset in an organization. Defined as an address in a binary number form given for every device connected to an IP network, Internet Protocol (IP) Address ensures that every IP packet traversing the IP network carries an originating address field for identification by the host computer and/or server, thus helping the originating host to identify a target host for accurate delivery of packet data. With the Internet firmly embedded in everyday lives and functioning of both individuals and enterprises, the number and type of devices connected to IP networks, such as, mobile phones, wireless communication devices, VoIP, virtual machines, point-of-sale (POS) terminals, PDAs, and laptops, is spiraling at mind boggling rates. As the world continues to embrace IP networks, Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM) will be one the most important area of network management, given that IP addressing is an essential technology for the use of the Internet. With the number of devices connected to IP networks forecast to reach over three times the size of the global population by the year 2018, and with IP traffic poised to exceed 1.5 zettabytes per year, the importance of efficient IPAM solutions has never been more sharper or intense.

Besides rise in the number of non-PC based devices and wireless devices transmitting voice, video, and data over IP networks, continued growth of the exploding mobile data traffic in Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, galloping Internet video traffic including video-on-demand (VoD) and peer-to-peer (P2P) video sharing will help drive the global Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM) market. The importance of IPAM will become even more critical as IPv4 resources near depletion. This is primarily because as IPv4 address allocation diminishes, the importance of identifying and targeting free space for new assignment becomes critical. Also, with the diminishing of IPv4, it is important to know what space is free for assignment and also for identifying unused IP addresses for reclamation and reuse. Depletion of the pool of unallocated Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addresses can result in losses in productivity and revenue for unprepared ISPs in the event of faulty and inefficient address capacity forecasting, and utilization efficiency. As solutions that help plan, architect, track, and manage address space used in a network, IPAM in such cases helps reduce assignment errors, IP conflicts, discover network occupancy, and provides notification of impending address depletion.

In the upcoming years, continued growth of IP addresses for organizations of all sizes will drive gains in the market. Also, the ongoing migration to IPv6, which is expected to result in massive network equipment upgrades including hosts, routers, and DNS infrastructure, will bode well for IPAM upgradation. The trend towards consumerization of IT characterized by the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) concept and the resulting increase in the number of independent authorized and unauthorized devices connecting to the network, as employees bring on personally-owned mobile devices to conduct official tasks and business processes, will strain and complicate conventional methods of managing networks. And automation benefits offered by IPAM will emerge as the only solution to keep pace with consumerization.

As stated by the new market research report on Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM), Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing regional market for IPAM, with revenue from the region growing at a CAGR of about 31.5% over the analysis period.

Major players in the global marketplace include 6connect, Alcatel-Lucent, Bluecat Networks, BT Diamond IP, Cisco Systems, Inc., Crypton Computers Ltd., EfficientIP, Incognito Software Inc., Infoblox Inc., Men & Mice, Nixu Software Ltd., Neustar Inc., Nominum, among others.

The research report titled “Internet Protocol Address Management (IPAM): A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections by sales value for major geographic markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe) Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World.

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