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SD-WAN and NFV Bring New Managed WAN Competition

Published: 12 December 2017

ID: G00343553

Analyst(s): Gaspar Valdivia


SD-WAN and NFV are bringing new competition to the WAN market, creating fresh options for enterprises. This document guides technology product management leaders in CSPs pursuing business growth in managed WAN services on how to compete through this technology shift.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • SD-WAN Brings in a New Competitive Scenario in Which Customers Sourcing Managed Services Find More Options
    • Managed Service Providers
    • System Integrators and IT Outsourcers
    • Technology Providers
    • Other Market Players
  • Enterprises Embracing Digital Transformation No Longer Think of the Network in Isolation but, Rather, as Part of End-to-End Business Processes
  • Enterprises' Appetite for as-a-Service Consumption Models for Networking Services Will Increase as New NFV-Based Propositions Become Commercially Available

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