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Market Guide for WAN Edge Infrastructure

Published: 23 March 2017

ID: G00318943

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner , Neil Rickard


WAN edge infrastructure is changing rapidly as I&O leaders responsible for networking face dynamic business requirements, including changing application architectures. This guide covers a fragmented vendor and technology landscape, with a focus on the increasingly relevant topics of SD-WAN and vCPE.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

  • Help! I Hate My WAN
  • Transforming the WAN From Fragile to Agile

Market Analysis

  • SD-WAN
  • NFV/vCPE Platforms
  • Routing and WAN Optimization
  • Deployment Options
  • Consumption Models for WAN Edge Infrastructure

Representative Vendors

  • Aryaka
  • Cisco
  • Citrix
  • CloudGenix
  • Cradlepoint
  • FatPipe Networks
  • Huawei
  • Juniper
  • Nokia (Nuage Networks)
  • Riverbed
  • Silver Peak
  • Talari Networks
  • VeloCloud
  • Versa Networks
  • Viptela
  • ZeroOutages

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