Australia is leading the Asia-Pacific pack on WAN optimisation solution spending, according to analyst firm, Frost & Sullivan.
Figures released by the firm show Australia was the biggest spender on WAN optimisation products, accounting for 24 per cent ($US59.2 million) of the revenues in 2008. Japan was next with 22.8 per cent ($US56.3 million), followed by China (10.1 per cent, $US24.8 million), and India(7.2 per cent, $US17.9 million).
In a statement, Frost & Sullivan industry manager, Arun Chandrasekaran, said WAN optimisation was the ideal technology for large businesses with wide regional presence as it enabled companies to efficiently cope with varying bandwidth speeds. This provided equitable access across the entire corporate WAN, regardless of branch office location.
The increased interest in this technology is expected to yield growth of 22.2 per cent in the WAN Optimisation Controller Market by 2010.
Frost & Sullivan said the market grossed an estimated $US246.8 million in 2008, growing 21 per cent year-on-year, but numbers were expected to decline to 13.3 per cent in 2009. By the end of the year, revenue was expected to drop to $US279.6 million, before gaining pace again in 2010.
Estimated growth patterns reflect an overall compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19 per cent from 2009 to 2015, reaching a market size of $US831.6 million by the end of 2015.
SMEs are also expected to rise as WAN optimisation solutions mature.
Chandrasekaran stated that managed WAN optimisation services would also drive SME adoption and speed-up the use of the technology in fast-growing South-East Asian nations such as India and China.