IDC PlanScape: Implementing SD-WAN to Drive a Future of Connectedness Strategy

IDC PlanScape: Implementing SD-WAN to Drive a Future of Connectedness Strategy

This IDC PlanScape provides a framework for how enterprises can deploy software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) infrastructure to drive a future of connectedness strategy. It describes the key evaluation criteria, use cases, risks, and success factors of choosing, implementing, and managing SD-WAN. It showcases how SD-WAN deployments can be a key enabler to drive organizational digital transformation goals."SD-WAN infrastructure continues to be one of the most dynamic markets within the network industry as organizations across the globe invest in this technology both for the first time and, increasingly, when expanding their use of SD-WAN technology to help meet their business needs," says Brandon Butler, research manager, Enterprise Networks. "As organizations look to deploy SD-WAN infrastructure, ensuring that the technology buying process meets organizational business needs should be a chief priority. When done correctly, linking a powerful and innovative technology with a strong connectivity strategy will ensure the success of the deployment."

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IDC PlanScape Figure
Executive Summary
What Is SD-WAN?
Why Is SD-WAN Important?
Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
How Can My Organization Take Advantage of SD-WAN?
The Future of Connectedness Framework
Advice for Technology Buyers
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