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Network On-Demand Services Bring Unprecedented Agility to Enterprise WANs

Published: 18 January 2019

ID: G00368400

Analyst(s): Danellie Young , Neil Rickard


Just as SD-WAN and NFV made the enterprise network edge more agile, network on-demand services promise greater agility for the underlying transport network. However, I&O leaders sourcing network services need to be aware of the limitations of these services and select appropriate use cases.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Cloud Connectivity
    • SD-WAN Migration
    • Project-Based Networks
    • Cost Reduction at Major Hub Sites
    • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
  • Evaluation Factors
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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