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US SD-WAN End User Survey Analysis, 2021

  • Report

  • 39 Pages
  • September 2021
  • Region: United States
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 5440046

IT Resource Optimization, Centralized Network Management, and Improved Cloud Connectivity Drive Growing SD-WAN Adoption

The Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) has advanced to the growth stage from an early growth phase of the product lifecycle. In the 2018 survey, the publisher found that enterprises were aware of the benefits of SD-WAN and prepared for its deployment. Since then, enterprise decision-makers have focused on upgrading network capabilities with SD-WAN solutions, increasing their efforts as the COVID-19 pandemic-induced disruptions drive the shift to remote work as the new normal.

The 2021 SD-WAN survey validates the SD-WAN adoption trend across industries and how IT decision-makers emphasize security functionalities and network virtualization. This report provides a detailed analysis of the 2021 SD-WAN survey results, evaluating the benefits enterprises achieve from SD-WAN deployment, the trends on replacing existing network equipment, enterprises’ preferred VNFs, and the criteria IT decision-makers use in selecting an SD-WAN solution.

Table of Contents

1. Research Objectives and Methodology2. Top Business Drivers for Digital Transformation and Key Technology Trends
  • Top Business Drivers for Companies’ Digital Transformation Initiatives
  • Top Technology Trends for Businesses in the Next 24 Months
3. US SD-WAN Deployment Trends
  • SD-WAN Deployment Trends among US Businesses
  • Reasons for No Intention to Deploy SD-WAN in the Next 24 Months
  • SD-WAN Deployment Trends by Industry Vertical
  • SD-WAN Deployment Trends by Company Size
  • Benefits Businesses Achieve from SD-WAN Deployment
  • Improvements Businesses See from SD-WAN Deployment
  • Top Challenges Businesses Face in SD-WAN Deployment
  • SD-WAN Sites at Branch and Remote/Home Office Locations
4. SD-WAN Drivers
  • Benefits Businesses Expect from SD-WAN Deployment
  • SD-WAN CPE Replacing Traditional Routers in Enterprise WANs
  • SD-WAN CPE Replacing Traditional Firewalls in Enterprise WANs
  • Expected Impact of Replacing Branch Routers with SD-WAN CPE with Integrated Routers
  • Expected Impact of Replacing Branch Firewalls with SD-WAN Appliance with Integrated SD-WAN and Security CPE
  • Perspective on Current and Planned uCPE Deployments
  • Expected Impact of Deploying uCPE at Branch Locations
  • Preferred VNFs for Current and Planned uCPE Deployments
  • Importance of Parameters in Selecting an SD-WAN Solution
5. SD-WAN Buying Preference
  • Organizations’ Preferences to Purchase and Manage SD-Wan Solutions
  • Importance of Parameters to Select a Fully Managed/Co-managed SD-WAN Solution
  • Network Service Choices with SD-WAN
  • Expected Value of Working with a Managed Service Provider
  • Preferred Partner to Deploy Managed SD-WAN
6. Conclusion
  • List of Exhibits
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