With its sweeping improvements in agility, reliability, security, performance, and cost, SD-WAN has moved into the networking mainstream in a remarkably short period of time. While MPLS will continue to serve in hybrid networks and as legacy infrastructure, it’s clear now that SD-WAN is becoming the new de facto standard – and I expect 2019 to be the year it leads in new network build-outs by a long shot.
The speed with which SD-WAN took hold can be contributed to a couple of factors, and it’s having a tremendous impact on solution providers as 2019 gets into full swing.
Two main reasons why SD-WAN adoption will continue to explode
Additional impact on solution providers
From a solution provider perspective, the rapid rise of SD-WAN has serious implications going forward including:
I’m happy to say that SD-WAN’s rapid rise has helped my previous projections prove accurate overall – and there is no longer any doubt that SD-WAN is solidifying its position as a key element in all kinds of contemporary enterprise initiatives.
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