June 23, 2015

2015 State-of-the-WAN Report

This report, authored by leading industry analyst Dr. Jim Metzler, presents current market research on the factors that are impacting the WAN as well as providing insight into what network organizations feel about the viability of Software Defined WANs (SD WANs). It discusses how WAN budgets are, or are not, growing, the applications that are driving the use of MPLS and Internet services,  and it identifies how much Internet traffic is still being backhauled.  The report provides insight into the interest in SD WANs:  Do network organizations know what an SD WAN is? If so, what would drive them to deploy one?  What would inhibit them, and if they did deploy one, are they likely to stick with their current vendors?  Continue reading...


Citrix Systems  •  Nuage Networks  •  Sonus Networks


The primary factors driving the adoption of a SD-WAN are increased flexibility, simplified operations and reduced time to deploy new functions according to the survey for the State of the WAN report.

I would like to hear from anyone who has been successful building a business case for SD-WAN based on those factors. How exactly did you do it?

Nice set of articles that cover the latest in WAN architectures. In my discussions with enterprise customers, SD-WAN solutions are definitely resonating with them as you suggest.

I work across IT and Broadcast and SD-WAN is becoming attractive to broadcasters as they are quickly adopting network centric connections between facilities. At the same time, the SD-WAN has to support the media requirements which are vastly different than enterprise


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