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IDC Survey Spotlight: Cloud and Inter-Datacenter Networking Impact WAN and Datacenter Strategy

By: Brad CasemoreResearch Vice President, Datacenter Networks

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This IDC Survey Spotlight illustrates the concerns and issues that are having the greatest impact on datacenter and wide area network (WAN) operations and strategy. The document contains data from IDC's September 2018 U.S. Enterprise Communications: Connectivity Survey. The purpose of the survey is to gain insights into the business and technical challenges, priorities, and strategic objectives of enterprise communications managers in the United States. The survey involved detailed replies from 800 respondents across a wide range of industries.

"Driven by the imperative of digital transformation, enterprises are rethinking the concept of the datacenter. With cloud and multicloud becoming key means of realizing business agility and flexibility, the datacenter has evolved conceptually from a fixed, on-premises physical entity into a logical, distributed business asset. This has major implications for the datacenter network, which now extends from the on-premises datacenter to off-premises colocation facilities and public clouds." — Brad Casemore, research vice president, Datacenter Networks


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