Industry Update: Cowen Communications

Infrastructure Summit: Networking Highlights

SDN and SD-WAN panels that Cowen hosted with GIMO, EXFO and private companies Affirmed Networks, Glue Networks, VeloCloud and Viptela at their 2nd Annual Communications Infrastructure Summit on Aug 9 – 10 highlighted the opportunities and challenges presented by SDN and reinforced our view of SD-WAN’s emergence as a compelling SDN use case.  This industry update by Cowen gives their view of SD-WAN as the most compelling use-case and value proposition for Software Defined Networks (SDN) that is gaining rapid market adoption and their view of Viptela and VeloCloud as the two current early SD-WAN market leaders.

Discussion Points:

  • SD-WAN: Rapidly Emerging; Chasm Crossing In Sight
  • Use Cases
  • Visibility: Key Requirement of SDN/NFV


Written By Paul Silverstein
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