3 keys to finding the right SD-WAN vendor right now: The SD-WAN market is poised to explode in 2018, with growth projections in the range of $8 Billion by 2021. This presents a huge opportunity and the entire industry of network, cloud, and telecom services is intently preparing for the imminent market disruption. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has essentially created a land-grab as customers have begun ditching their legacy Cisco and MPLS networks in favor of more elegant software-defined solutions that provide greater agility and superior cloud performance for dramatically lower cost. Time is clearly of the essence as multiple competing SD-WAN solutions have emerged in the past few years, but for those looking to offer managed SD-WAN solutions it’s not too late to stake your claim.
There are a multitude of feature comparisons that can bog you down in a confusing SD-WAN vendor evaluation process, but here are three ways Service Providers can quickly narrow their focus; Public Cloud Optimization, Performance for Real-Time “Killer Apps”, and Time-to-Market. By focusing on these three critical features, a Service Provider can literally become an overnight SD-WAN sensation.