Gartner Research

Market Guide for Software-Defined WAN

Published: 01 December 2015

ID: G00279081

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner , Neil Rickard , Sorell Slaymaker, Bjarne Munch


We evaluate the emerging SD-WAN market as well as a selection of representative vendors with commercially available SD-WAN solutions. Network managers and architects can use this research to create a shortlist of vendors to engage with when seeking an SD-WAN solution.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • SD-WAN Operating Requirements

Market Direction

  • Traditional WANs: Death by Point Solution
  • SD-WAN: Old Technology, New Bundling

Market Analysis

  • Deployment Requirements

Representative Vendors

  • Cisco
  • Citrix
  • CloudGenix
  • FatPipe Networks
  • Nuage Networks
  • Ocedo
  • Silver Peak
  • Talari
  • VeloCloud
  • Versa Networks
  • Viptela

Other Vendors

  • InfoVista (Ipanema Technologies)
  • Riverbed
  • Sonus

Market Recommendations

  • Appendix

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