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EMA Research: Survey Insights on Next Gen WAN

ema-logo-250-1The 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.

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Shamus McGillicuddy, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) Senior Analyst, Network Management Practice

Shamus has more than nine years of experience in the IT industry, primarily as a journalist covering the network infrastructure market.

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