This IDC study analyzes the key trends affecting the WAN optimization market. This document also provides the worldwide revenue forecast for the WAN optimization market. It segments the forecast into the following geographic segments: North America, EMEA, Asia/Pacific (including Japan) (APJ), and Latin America. In addition, it provides a forecast by platform, segmented between hardware appliances and software/virtual appliances. This study also presents the key underlying trend assumptions used in the forecast.
"As a result of significant secular trends that are persistent and seemingly irreversible, IDC is now of the opinion that growth will not return to the worldwide WAN optimization market. While WAN optimization will continue to be used for various applications and in certain scenarios, WAN transformation will primarily accrue to the benefit of SD-WAN solutions, where WAN optimization can provide complementary value." — Brad Casemore, IDC research director, Datacenter Networks