Software defined

Technology Research: SD-WAN Market Sales, Spending Forecast

The software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) market is expected to reach $9.06 billion by 2021, up from $738.9 million in 2016, according to Markets and Markets. That's a compound annual growth rate of 65.11 percent, the researcher says.

Multiple factors are driving SD-WAN demand. Chief among them: The use of mobile devices -- smartphones, notebooks, and tablets -- to access corporate networks. And the ability for network operators to save huge capital and operational expenditures, Markets and Markets says. Moreover,  SD-WAN are affordable in comparison to traditional networking connections, the researcher asserts.

Among the big winners: MSPs that offer managed services for SD-WAN services, the researcher predicts.

ChannelE2E says: Multiple vendors now offer SD-WAN channel partner programs, including Silver Peak, Talari, VeloCloud and Viptela, among many others.

Complete Research: Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) Market Global Forecast to 2021

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Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.