SD-WAN is the idea of bringing SDN-type technology to the wide area network. The confluence of applications being hosted in the cloud and end users accessing them via mobile devices is accelerating advancements in wide area networking technologies.
A recent IDC report predicts those factors will drive what was a relatively nascent software defined WAN (SD-WAN) industry, worth a mere $225 million last year, to grow at a more than 90% compound annual growth rate for the next five years to become a $6 billion industry by 2020.
“SD-WAN provides the complementary capstone for hybrid cloud application delivery,” Mehra says. A survey of enterprise communications professionals found that 30% plan to migrate to SD-WAN within two years.
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