Customers continue to shift to SD-WAN architectures so they can realize all the benefits that a WAN Edge solution can bring to their networks. The SD-WAN market is expected to surpass the branch router market this year. Globally, managed SD-WAN services are gaining traction while in North America organizations tend to take more of a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach to SD-WAN. At the same time, MPLS is slowly eroding in favor of Internet. Advanced SD-WAN techniques ensure quality of experience is achieved regardless of latency, jitter, or packet loss.
The big question that remains is 'how should customers go about designing their networks based on application type, location, and security?' Most organizations run hundreds if not thousands of applications and these applications can reside anywhere. Some applications are consumed as a service (SaaS) such as Office 365. Some critical business applications are kept on-premise for different reasons. Some applications are migrating to the cloud or even born in the cloud.
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