Gartner Research

4 Keys to Building WANs in the Digital Era

Published: 13 February 2019

ID: G00375128

Analyst(s): Jonathan Forest


As enterprises digitally transform by moving to private cloud and XaaS, they need to rethink how their WAN supports their business objectives. I&O leaders responsible for networking can use this research to increase agility, control costs and improve the performance of their WANs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Optimize for Off-Premises Cloud Workloads
    • Recommendations
  • Reduce Cost by Rightsizing Your MPLS Connectivity
    • Recommendations
  • Replace Routers in Favor of a Dedicated SD-WAN Appliance or vCPE
    • Recommendations
  • Strategically Choose DIY or MNS
    • Recommendations

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