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IDC’s SD-WAN InfoBrief.

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SD-WAN InfoBrief – a study from IDC.

Why does SD-WAN matter?

Read the key conclusions of IDC’s survey - download the IDC SD-WAN InfoBrief.

As digital technologies transform businesses, enterprises around the world need to be more flexible and faster, not just to succeed but to survive. As enterprises switch more and more applications to the cloud, legacy networks struggle to keep pace.

Software defined networking (SDN) and associated networking technologies are critical enablers for the digital revolution transforming today’s business landscape. They bring all the flexibility and cost benefits of the cloud to corporate networking. Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) applies SDN techniques to virtual private networks (VPNs), the core corporate network at the heart of every major organisation.

We supported IDC in their independent study of the SD-WAN market landscape. They conducted a global study of 600+ mid-market & large enterprises around the world (Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India & Japan). The survey provides a comprehensive view of end-user needs and priorities for SD-WAN as it pertains to network infrastructure and WAN services provided by vendors, CSPs, and MSPs.

Key questions asked included:

  • What is your organization’s primary motivation for adopting SD-WAN?
  • What use cases for SD-WAN are most compelling?
  • Which approach to SD-WAN do you feel best addresses your organization’s requirements?
  • What cost savings do you expect to derive from SD-WAN?
  • Does your organization prefer a vendor-provided SD-WAN solution, a vendor-provided cloudmanaged
  • SDN-WAN service, or an SD-WAN service provided by a CSP or MSP?
  • What professional services does your organization require to successfully deploy SD-WAN?

Please complete the form with your details to download the IDC SD-WAN InfoBrief. This provides a simple summary of the key conclusions of the survey.

About IDC.

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research, and events company. Further information is availableon our websites at

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