Gartner Research

Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Next Generation Enterprise WAN

Published: 02 September 2014

ID: G00266397

Analyst(s): Bjarne Munch

Summary

Public cloud services and mobility are driving business needs where the Internet and MPLS play an equally important role for enterprise connectivity. Network planners must establish a unified WAN with strong integration between these two networks to avoid application performance problems.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Architect an Integrated WAN to Support Evolving Application Deployment Models Using the Internet in Concert With MPLS
  • Create a WAN Solution That Can Optimize Traffic Flows Between the Internet and the MPLS for All Applications and Between Both Internal and External Users
  • Deploy a Solution Across All Independent Network Services That Can Monitor, Report, Control and Optimize End-to-End Path Forwarding for All Endpoints

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