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Five Dimensions to Help CSPs Choose the Right SD-WAN Technology Partners

Published: 26 October 2017

ID: G00336434

Analyst(s): Gaspar Valdivia

Summary

Cloud adoption and the need for agility and flexibility in enterprise WAN solutions are driving rapid growth in demand for software-defined WAN. Technology product management leaders responsible for the networking portfolio should base SD-WAN technology partner selection on long-term strategic fit.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • 1: Evaluate and Align Roadmaps for Service Management, Cloud, Internet and SDN/NFV
  • 2: Evaluate Technology Features for a Cutting-Edge, Fully Compliant SD-WAN Product
  • 3: Perform a Thorough Risk Assessment
  • 4: Protect the End Customer Expectations on Operational Efficiency
  • 5: Appraise Partner's Commercial Support, Including Go-to-Market
  • Conclusion

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