This report draws on the industry’s deepest library of profiles, and most extensive set of briefings and discussion that we are aware of. It includes data and insights from dozens of in-depth conversations from players across the industry. In this the primary respondents are network service providers and communications service providers, worldwide.
The results show a service category in the midst of important change and transformation, not only in how SDWAN is defined and built, but in consolidation, operations and SDWAN’s place in CSPs’ strategies.
Most importantly we present data on how SDWAN is being deployed by CSPs, what the users’ (CSPs’) goals are, and how they are preparing to operate SDWAN as a component of a much larger enterprise edge and enterprise service strategy. This defines an important and growing opportunity for enterprises, service providers themselves, and for their suppliers and new innovators.
We encourage readers to consider this as a starting place and work toward our growing library of profiles, and as a contextual reason to read, or even re-read our market outlooks covering cloud-native, control theory, RASA, and other key facts that begin to prove their relevance in this context.