Networking & Communications

Gartner 2019 Market Guide for Managed SD-WAN Services

Provided by Open Systems

Category Networking & Communications

Type White Paper

Publish Date June 09 2019


Enterprises struggling to balance expense reduction with greater WAN agility and performance are increasingly turning to managed SD-WAN services, a market growing as rapidly as that of SD-WAN itself. However, there are a wide variety of managed SD-WAN providers today. How can organizations optimize their approach to SD-WAN procurement?

This market guide from Gartner details the case for managed SD-WAN services, the various types of managed SD-WAN providers, and recommendations for procurement of managed SD-WAN services.

Specifically, Gartner recommends that organizations:

  • Adopt managed SD-WAN to optimize network expenses and improve operations performance
  • Increase enterprise agility and performance by including network service providers (NSPs) and non-NSPs in RFPs
  • Future proof SD-WAN investments by expanding RFPs to include network functions and alternative platforms

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