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Japan Software-Defined WAN Forecast, 2017-2021

Japan Software-Defined WAN Forecast, 2017−2021

This IDC study provides market trends and forecasts for the Japan software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) market. It also discusses approaches to popularizing SD-WAN in Japan."The speed at which enterprises are changing is accelerating. Projects toward digital transformation (DX), including the use of the Internet of Things (IoT), which networks various devices, are also picking up speed. As the operation and administration of traditional static WAN systems is unable to respond to these rapid changes, IT departments are becoming responsible for more network operational and administrative duties. Companies need to understand that deploying the new network operation and administration paradigm of SD-WAN is the key to making it possible to respond to these changes," said Yoko Ono, senior communications market analyst, Communications, IDC Japan.

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Corporate Receptivity to SD-WAN
“Quick Response to Changes” Is the Key Phrase
Supply-Side Trends (among Vendors and Telecommunications Providers)
Technology Vendors and Integrators
Telecommunications Providers
General IT Vendors
Issues in Popularizing SD-WAN in the Japan Market
Japan SD-WAN Market Spending Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Increasing Market Need to Quickly Adapt WANs to Changes in Business
More Responsibilities for IT Departments Due to More Complex Network Operations and Administration
Telecommunications Providers Will Become Serious about Their Efforts Toward SD-WAN
Inhibitors
Expensive SD-WAN Products and Services
A Wait-and-See Attitude Continues Because of Market Uncertainty
Significant Market Developments
Several Providers Begin Efforts Toward SD-WAN
More Companies Consider Internet Breakout along with SaaS Deployment
Cisco Systems' Acquisition of Viptela
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
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