Screen Shot 2017 08 14 at 11.23.54 PM - Gartner | Competitive Landscape: WAN Edge

The enterprise WAN edge has become the focus of new architectural approaches, in addition to functional consolidation, which has attracted more than 40 competitors. Technology product management leaders will be challenged as solution evolution will take multiple paths.

Key Findings

  • The WAN edge market is undergoing disruption from multiple market forces — some driven by technology, others by business needs, business models and buyer culture.
  • To compete in this market, long-term providers will have to embrace multiple product/service models and multiple, simultaneous go-to-market models.
  • SD-WAN is a key technological driver for change in the short term, but network function virtualization (NFV) and alternative delivery models will bring further disruptions during the next three years.
  • The vendor landscape in this space is fast-evolving and diverse, with some attacking the broad market and others building strong positions in narrowly focused segments.

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