Gartner Research

New 'Cloudlike' Utility Network Consumption Models Can Improve Enterprise Network Agility

Published: 08 September 2014

ID: G00269245

Analyst(s): Danellie Young , Neil Rickard


New network consumption models like LANaaS, WANaaS and WANOaaS are emerging at a rapid rate. This research identifies which offerings are mature and how network planners should evaluate them compared with traditional network sourcing approaches.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The adoption of cloud IT services has triggered a fundamental shift in the mindset of both enterprises and network service providers about how they buy and deploy network technology
  • The high rate of change in enterprise networks is favoring flexible utility network services
  • New utility network services introduce higher risks for enterprises than traditional network consumption approaches

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