Survey Analysis: SD-WAN Early Findings Yield Surprises


Published: 15 November 2017 ID: G00343588

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Summary

A Gartner-conducted software-defined WAN survey has identified the key drivers for SD-WAN adoption and preferences for managed services from noncarrier providers. Despite its relative immaturity, perceived benefits create incentives for I&O leaders responsible for networking to leap into pilots now.

Table of Contents

  • Survey Objective
  • Data Insights
    • SD-WAN Adoption Stage
    • Perceived Benefits of SD-WAN
    • SD-WAN Concerns
    • SD-WAN Implementation
    • Preferences for Managed SD-WAN Service Providers
    • What This Means for the Enterprise
    • Key Measures for SD-WAN Pilot/Project Success
    • Methodology
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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