February 7, 2017

The 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design - Executive Summary



What you need to know about the most current statistics, trends and analysis regarding the State of the WAN in 2017.  

Jim Metzler's annual State of the WAN Results and Executive Summary - a must-read for any professional involved in enterprise technology.

The primary goals of the 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design are to make enterprise network organizations aware of the emerging alternatives to the traditional approaches to WAN architecture, management and security and to help them understand the key differences in those alternatives.  Continue reading ...


The other sections of The Guide are:

This section focused on providing insight into the current state of the WAN and it contained the results of a survey that was distributed in May of 2016. Throughout The Guide the network professionals who completed the survey will be referred to as The Survey Respondents. 

This section contained the description of a hypothetical company called NeedsToChange and it also contained how each of the sponsors suggested that NeedsToChange should evolve its WAN. 

This section shares Jim Metzler's research and guidance with a best-practices roadmap for enterprise network organizations to follow for a successful transition to the new WAN.

Complete Guide
The final publication will consist of an executive summary and Parts 1 - 3 as described above.

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