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TECH BUYER Sep 2018 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # US43556718

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Communication SP SD-WAN Managed Services 2018 Vendor Assessment

By: Ghassan AbdoResearch VP, WW Telecom , Virtualization & CDN

Abstract

This IDC study presents assessment of 10 communication service providers that provide SD-WAN managed services on a global basis. The assessment is based on their current capabilities and future plans for delivering SD-WAN managed services. This is the first comprehensive analysis by IDC on this nascent and rapidly developing market and provides insights to enterprises deciding on the adoption of SD-WAN managed services for branch applications.

"Enterprises, especially MNCs, are demanding a flexible and cost-effective WAN infrastructure to accelerate their digital transformation journey and address evolving needs of the branch as the new brain center for global e-commerce. Global communication service providers are transforming their managed service business by partnering with SD-WAN technology vendors, providing secure connectivity to cloud providers, investing in orchestration, and developing commercial frameworks that address the needs of these enterprises. Forward-looking service providers will continue on the journey to virtualize all network services, allowing their customers to compete more effectively in the era of digital-native enterprise." — Ghassan Abdo, research vice president, Worldwide Telecommunications


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