Gartner Research

Digital Business Initiatives Will Require a Hub-Based WAN Edge for Sufficient Agility

Published: 18 June 2018

ID: G00351690

Analyst(s): Bjarne Munch , Craig Lawson


Due to strong growth in digital business initiatives, I&O leaders must prepare their WANs for a fourfold increase in external partner interconnects. This research examines the radical impact these changes will have on partner interconnects, WAN architectures and best practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • CEO Strategies Are Challenging Existing WAN Architectures and Best Practices
    • Rapid Growth in Number of Ecosystem Partners
    • Networks Must Address a Wide Variety of Events
  • A Fourfold Increase in Digital Business Partners Requires a New WAN Architecture and a New Ecosystem Interconnect Platform

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