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SD-WAN: How channel can make net gains
This article is part of the MicroScope issue of November 2019
The SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) market is one of the fastest-growing segments of the network infrastructure market, with IDC reporting global SD-WAN infrastructure revenues growing rapidly – enjoying a compound annual growth rate of 30.8% – and expected to reach $5.25bn by 2023. Rohit Mehra, IDC vice-president for Network Infrastructure, says: “SD-WAN continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the network infrastructure market.” The growth is driven by a variety of factors. Traditional enterprise WANs are failing to meet the needs of modern digital businesses, particularly in supporting software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps and multicloud and hybrid cloud usage. Enterprises are also becoming more interested in easier management of multiple connection types across their WAN to improve application performance and user experience. Mehra adds: “Combined with the rapid embrace of SD-WAN by leading communications service providers globally, these trends continue to drive deployments of SD-WAN, providing ...
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