SD-WAN to SD-Branch: The Evolution at the Edge of the Enterprise Network

SD-WAN to SD-Branch: The Evolution at the Edge of the Enterprise Network

This IDC Market Perspective addresses the evolution and benefits of the SD-Branch market."The modern cloud era has caused a significant re-architecture at the edge of the enterprise network. Whereas WAN connectivity between the branch and datacenter used to suffice, today enterprises are looking to solve a full range of network, security, and management pain points at the network edge," says Brandon Butler, senior research analyst, Enterprise Networks, IDC. "SD-Branch is an opportunity to rethink enterprise network architecture and design; embrace virtualized, containerized, or cloud-hosted functions; enable flexibility and agility; and simplify management."

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Introduction
Market Definition
SD-Branch Architectures
Network and Security Functions Likely to Be Deployed in an SD-Branch Context
Advice for the Technology Supplier
Benefits
Challenges
IDC's Point of View
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Related Research
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