Gartner Research

U.S. Ethernet WAN Access Enables Digital Business Strategies

Published: 06 October 2015

ID: G00278854

Analyst(s): Danellie Young

Summary

Digital business relies on high-performing distributed wide-area networks, but these networks often impair application performance so they cannot be reliably used on a universal basis. Traditional solutions have limitations, and Ethernet access has a role in resolving these WAN-related problems.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Implement and Standardize on Ethernet Access to Improve Performance and Increase Agility
  • Negotiate Prices and Contract Terms Aggressively to Obtain the Best Competitive Prices and to Minimize Construction Costs
  • Under a Small Set of Circumstances, Employ Nonfiber-Based Ethernet Access
  • Appendix
    • Gartner's Forecast for Enterprise Access Network Services

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