Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is undoubtedly one of the hottest IT trends today. It’s rare that a technology can generate as much interest across both enterprise and service provider markets. For enterprises, SD-WAN represents an opportunity to upgrade legacy WANs, increasing bandwidth and resiliency without breaking the bank. And SD-WAN for service providers is the next wave of value-add services, one that potentially helps save them from being just commoditized bandwidth providers.
“SD-WAN is a powerful and promising technology for IT teams at enterprises and service providers that can greatly improve the capabilities, performance, and reliability of WANs and will significantly broaden the number of locations that can be provided with enterprise-quality service. And with its ability to now reach into cloud platforms and eventually to the mobile and IoT edge, the future of SD-WAN is looking very bright.”
The goal of this updated report is to educate enterprises and service providers on the overall market and assist in the selection of the appropriate vendor and managed SD-WAN offerings.