With billions of dollars in upcoming revenue forecast for the SD-WAN market, there’s plenty of “SD-WAN-washing” going on, with many solution providers jumping into the fray. Vendors slap the SD-WAN label on their products, promising the world to enterprises looking to revamp their WAN. This free-for-all in the marketplace leads to confusion for enterprises.
And while the SDxCentral Research team’s own analysis and market research point to a clear demand by enterprises for new WAN solutions, our surveys also show that confusion abounds about which vendors are the best fit for a given enterprise.
With more and more offerings cropping up on a weekly basis, sorting through the huge list of SD-WAN vendors isn’t an easy task. The key to success for enterprises is to first understand what their WAN needs are, before engaging the vendors.
To assist, our SDxCentral research team has put together this Research Brief for enterprises that lays out a 5-step process for SD-WAN solution selection along with a set of solution attributes that they should consider. Our Research Brief series is a new research product with short, easily-consumed content that provides credible, concrete and actionable analysis to our readers.
This Research Brief will provide enterprises with an understanding of the five-step process for SD-WAN solution selection, including:
- Getting a clear picture on business drivers
- Controlling the scope of SD-WAN deployment
- Mapping enterprise needs to a clear feature set (the Brief also provides handy list of core feature considerations for enterprises)
- Evaluating how best to purchase an SD-WAN solution, including DIY or managed options
- Rolling out and breaking into phases for manageable deployments
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