This IDC study examines the potential impact of emerging SD-WAN technologies and services on existing CSP managed enterprise service strategies and which alternative business models may evolve in the next one to three years.
"SD-WAN technology and innovative SD-WAN overlay solutions may become the CSPs' worst nightmare and possibly disrupt high-margin managed VPN service revenue, similar to the OTT phenomenon that has occurred in the consumer markets. CSPs will need to take an aggressive assessment of these SD-WAN alternatives as part of their hybrid WAN and cloud-based managed services strategy." — Nav Chander, research manager, Enterprise Telecom Services at IDC
Carrier IP Network Infrastructure and Virtualization , Datacenter Networks , Enterprise Communications Infrastructure , United States Enterprise Communications Services , Worldwide Telecommunications Markets
Air interface, Broadband, Enterprise mobility, Ethernet switch, Infrastructure as a service, Networking services, Networking virtualization, Routers, Software as a service, VoIP, Wireless LAN infrastructure