Gartner Research

Emerging Managed WAN Services Will Impact Enterprise Service Planning

Published: 14 October 2016

ID: G00315446

Analyst(s): Martina Kurth , Bjarne Munch , Ted Corbett

Summary

Enterprise network architects are facing the biggest disruption to managed WAN services in more than a decade. Fundamental changes in managed WAN services will enable great improvements in price, performance, agility, efficiency and design options.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Managed WAN providers are building out new infrastructure and services that will offer improved service and solution flexibility for enterprise network architects to better meet business needs
  • Emerging services offer multiple point solutions, which confuse enterprise network architects developing mid-to-long-term WAN strategies

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