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Survey Analysis: SD-WAN Early Findings Yield Surprises

Published: 15 November 2017

ID: G00343588

Analyst(s): Ted Corbett , Lisa Pierce , Danellie Young


A Gartner-conducted software-defined WAN survey has identified the key drivers for SD-WAN adoption and preferences for managed services from noncarrier providers. Despite its relative immaturity, perceived benefits create incentives for I&O leaders responsible for networking to leap into pilots now.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • SD-WAN Adoption Stage
  • Perceived Benefits of SD-WAN
  • SD-WAN Concerns
  • SD-WAN Implementation
  • Preferences for Managed SD-WAN Service Providers
  • What This Means for the Enterprise
  • Key Measures for SD-WAN Pilot/Project Success
  • Methodology

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