The software-defined networking (SDN) movement emerged a little more than five years ago, and SDN is already being deployed in hundreds of enterprise and service provider installations. Nowhere has the impact been greater than in the wide-area networking (WAN) market.
The WAN is known in networking nomenclature as the “edge,” the place where employees and customers first connect to the network, whether that’s via a private connection or a public service provider. The edge is more pervasive than ever: It can be a WiFi connection at your office or your local coffee shop, an Internet of Things (IoT) connection in your car, or a device hosted at a bank branch.
The 2016 Virtual Edge Report, Virtual Edge Expanding: The 2016 SD-WAN and vCPE Report, explores how the network edge and WAN technologies are forever being changed by SDN. The report shows how enterprise networks, cloud providers, and service providers are leveraging the cloud to deliver WAN services and access technology, primarily with software. This will simplify the management and deployment of networking technology in branch offices, campus networks, and data centers.
The report findings – gathered through months of primary research including end-user and vendor interviews as well as our 2016 Virtual Edge survey – indicates that SD-WAN and vCPE (virtual customer premises equipment) technologies are among the the top use cases for virtualization. They are starting to be deployed today and represent a multibillion-dollar opportunity for both technology and service providers.
Read the report for the latest business trends, technology trends, and architectures for both SD-WAN and vCPE, including:
- Drivers of SD-WAN and vCPE adoption
- Primary benefits of the virtual edge
- Requirements of SD-WAN and vCPE, including differentiation among products
- Architectural approaches to SD-WAN and vCPE
- Where SD-WAN and vCPE technologies are being deployed
- Key attributes to consider when evaluating SD-WAN and vCPE solutions
- Profiles of the top SD-WAN and vCPE providers
Interested in learning more about Virtual Edge products? Be sure to check out our pages on What is Software Defined WAN (or SD-WAN)?, What is Network Service Chaining? Definition, What is an NFV OpenStack? Definition, What is an NFV Orchestration?, What is Networking as a Service or NaaS?, What’s NFV Software?, What is an NFV Strategy?, An Overview of NFV Elements
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Vendors Covered Include: 6WIND, Accedian Networks Inc., Adtran, ADVA Optical Networking, Advantech, Anuta Networks, Inc., Aryaka Networks, Bigleaf Networks, Brain4Net, Brocade, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, CloudGenix, Cradlepoint, ECI, Ericsson, FatPipe Networks, Fujitsu, Glue Networks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei, InfoVista, iPhotonix, Juniper Networks, Masergy, Metaswitch Networks, NEC/Netcracker, Nokia, Nuage Networks, OneAccess Networks, Open Networking Lab (ON.LAB), OpenDaylight Project, Qosmos, RAD, Riverbed Technologies, Sonus Networks, Silver Peak Systems, Talari, Teldat, Tempered Networks, VeloCloud Networks, Versa Networks, Viptela, Inc., Wind River, Wipro Limited
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