MNM DIVE Vendor Comparison SD-WAN – 2017
[75 Pages Report] In the business world today, there is rising demand for mobility services, simplified network architecture, cloud based technology, and most important reduction in CAPEX and OPEX while maintaining QoS. Traditional networks fails to fulfill all the current business demands in comparison to SD-WAN, the SD-WAN technology offers the functionality to cater the current demand of reduced CAPEX and OPEX. Enterprises currently are switching towards cloud-based services; their improved maturity, easy availability, affordability, and reliability have accelerated the migration of enterprise solutions to the cloud. Cloud-based services are more cost effective than maintaining an on-premises data center and the expensive IT resource to manage the organization’s entire network. With the advent of SD-WAN, third-party data centers can now provide faster, simplified, and more flexible/programmable networks to suit the needs of the clients. All the organizations with a tight budget for CAPEX and OPEX are looking toward cloud environments to fulfill their IT needs at a fraction of the traditional cost. Moreover increasing need among the customers for simplified network architecture and rising demand for mobility services are further fueling the adoption of SD-WAN solution.
MarketsandMarkets defines “SD-WAN” as a transformational application installed centrally in existing WAN connections, used by enterprises to simplify their branch networking performance over large regions. It is deployed in enterprise WAN, which uses Software-Defined Network (SDN) to route data traffic to remote locations, thereby reducing data congestion. SD-WAN establishes a logical connection between WAN edge devices placed in different branch offices and creates a secure path across multiple WAN connections and carriers, such as hybrid internet and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) architectures.
The increasing demand for better networking technology offering reduced OPEX and CAPEX while maintain the QoS across industry verticals has fueled the growth of SD-WAN solutions within the organizations. SD-WAN has become an indispensable practice for enterprises, to sustain in the competitive environment. The SD-WAN technology offers the functionality to cater the current demand of reduced CAPEX and OPEX. The major features and benefits of adopting SD-WAN technology are given below:
- Better Security
- Lower WAN OPEX and CAPEX
- Automatic pathway control
- Improved business agility and responsiveness
The report on Vendor Comparison in SD-WAN based on MnM DIVE Methodology analyzes and evaluates the key vendors in the SD-WAN market.
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Vendor Inclusion Criteria
We have selected 25 vendors for evaluations based on their breadth of product offering and robust business strategy. The focus of our vendor evaluation was on the product they offer in the SD-WAN market. A comprehensive list of all the vendors in this market was created through a product mapping strategy and MarketsandMarkets analysis. Based on their capabilities, innovations, and breadth of product offering, vendors were shortlisted. Our selected vendor mix includes the top 25 SD-WAN vendors selected based on the above given parameters.
The report covers the comprehensive study of the key vendors offering SD-WAN solutions. We have evaluated the following 25 vendors: Cisco Systems, Inc., Citrix Systems, Inc., Aryaka Networks, Inc., CloudGenix, Inc., Ecessa Corporation, Silver Peak, Inc., VeloCloud Networks, Inc., Viptela, Riverbed Technology, Talari Networks, Brain4Net, Inc., CenturyLink, Inc., Elfiq Networks, FatPipe Networks Inc., Glue Networks, Nuage Networks, Peplink, Teldat, TELoIP Inc., Cato Networks, Windstream Communications, InfoVista, Cradlepoint, Inc., Versa Networks, and Mushroom Networks Inc.
SD-WAN is a transformational application installed centrally in existing WAN connections, used by enterprises to simplify their branch networking performance over large regions. It is deployed in enterprise WAN, which uses Software-Defined Network (SDN) to route data traffic to remote locations, thereby reducing data congestion. SD-WAN establishes a logical connection between WAN edge devices placed in different branch offices and creates a secure path across multiple WAN connections and carriers, such as hybrid internet and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) architectures.
SD-WAN offers companies new alternatives for diminishing the wan cost and enhancing the overall performance by reducing the CAPEX and OPEX. SD-WAN solutions offers businesses better security and improved agility & responsiveness. Increasing need for improved productivity and access to business-critical information is pushing companies to focus on mobility devices and solutions as integral parts of their technology strategies. Increase in demand for enterprise mobility has resulted in rising deployment of mobile personal devices such as smartphones, notebooks, and tablets to access corporate networks. The incumbent IT infrastructure is under pressure to configure these devices in a robust manner, while meeting compliance standards and norms. The rise of such enormous mobile datasets calls for parallel processing on multiple servers and seamless interconnections. This, in turn, has stimulated a constant demand for additional network capacity and more sophisticated network solutions, along with reduced operational cost. With the deployment of SD-WAN solutions, the overall networking operational cost is reduced by 10%–20%. SD-WAN is affordable in comparison to traditional networking connections, as it assists in easy upgradation of traditional complex networks into simplified network connections. The SD-WAN market faces challenges such as lack of security and bandwidth provisioning which limit the market growth.
The report on vendor comparison in SD-WAN based on MarketsandMarkets DIVE methodology reviews major players that offer SD-WAN solutions and outlines the findings and analysis on the basis of two broad categories: Product Offerings and Business Strategies. Each category carries various criteria, based on which the vendors are evaluated. The criteria are provided below:
Based on extensive secondary and primary research, key information about the vendor’s product offering and business strategies was gathered. After the completion of data gathering and verification process, the scores and weightage for shortlisted vendors against each parameter was finalized. After evaluating all the vendors, a comparison scorecard was prepared and each vendor was placed in the MnM DIVE matrix based on their product offering and business strategy scores.
This report is instrumental in helping the stakeholders, such as SD-WAN vendors, system integrators, consultants, value-added resellers, support service providers, software providers, It infrastructure and equipment providers, and technology partners, to make business decisions on SD-WAN solution deployments.
The report covers the comprehensive study of key SD-WAN vendors, including Cisco Systems, Inc., Citrix Systems, Inc., Aryaka Networks, Inc., CloudGenix, Inc., Ecessa Corporation, Silver Peak, Inc., VeloCloud Networks, Inc., Viptela, Riverbed Technology, Talari Networks, Brain4Net, Inc., CenturyLink, Inc., Elfiq Networks, FatPipe Networks Inc., Glue Networks, Nuage Networks, Peplink, Teldat, TELoIP Inc., Cato Networks, Windstream Communications, InfoVista, Cradlepoint, Inc., Versa Networks, and Mushroom Networks Inc.
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Table of Contents
About the Document
MnM Dive Overview
Dive Evaluation Criteria
Vendor Inclusion Criteria
MnM Voice: SD-WAN Solution
SD-WAN Solution: Emerging SD-WAN Technologies Offering New Alternatives for Diminishing the WAN Cost and Enhancing the Overall Performance
SD-WAN Solution: Best Practices
SD-WAN: Vendor Comparison
MnM Dive Vendor Comparison Scorecard
Silver Peak System
MnM Dive: Vendor Comparison Methodology
List of Abbreviations
Growth opportunities and latent adjacency in MNM DIVE Vendor Comparison SD-WAN