EMA Research: Survey Insights on Next Gen WAN
The nature of WAN connectivity in the enterprise is being driven by both technological change and business models that demand greater network agility. While traditional enterprise WAN architectures offer dedicated network resources with predictable availability and performance, they can also be expensive, complex, and static.
In this research document, EMA observes significant changes in enterprise WAN requirements that are driving technological and architectural evolution. Enterprises are being driven to evolve their WANs with increased use of nontraditional connectivity like broadband internet, wireless, and adopting emerging technologies like software-defined WANs (SD-WAN).
Read this document to discover:
- WAN Connectivity Trends
- Service Provider Relationships
- WAN and the Cloud: Access, Organizational Change
- WAN Applications: Bandwidth Hogs and Connectivity Preferences
- The Changing Nature of Connected Remote Sites
- Optimization Techniques
- Software-Defined WAN
- Managing and Monitoring the WAN
Written By Shamus McGillicuddy
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies.
Shamus has more than nine years of experience in the IT industry, primarily as a journalist covering the network infrastructure market.