Driven by global trends towards the adoption of the cloud-first strategy, explosion of smart internet of things (IoT) devices in the enterprise networks, and growing investments in realizing digital transformation strategies are creating enormous demand for reliable and faster WAN connections. Enterprise WAN networks require agility, reliability, and uptime to ensure optimum application performance. Conventional networking solutions were not designed to support the performance expected from the present generation of applications in a multi-cloud environment. SD-WAN is increasingly being perceived as a next-generation of networking technology to support enterprise digital transformation and cloud-first strategies.

Driven by the value proposition in simplifying the WAN and branch networks, improvement in WAN and application performance, reduced capital and operational expenditure, improved agility of WAN management, enhanced network visibility and security, and quick ROI, global SD-WAN market is expected to grow significantly to reach a market size of over $17.92 billion by 2024. Additionally, vendors continued efforts in improving the awareness and overall value proposition in terms of enhanced integration with best-of-breed security and networking products, orchestration and automation of network processes, improved zero-touch deployment, advanced analytics and application visibility, and improvements in machine learning & artificial intelligence capabilities to drive next-generation of SD-WAN solution is contributing to the market growth. Vendors are also looking at providing enhanced support for full-fledged IoT infrastructure and mobility by supporting future wireless technologies, 5G, and Gigabit LTE.

Quadrant Knowledge Solutions Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Market Outlook research provide strategic information to the market participants and technology users who are responsible for strategic planning, marketing, sales, and purchasing SD-WAN solutions. Software-Defined WAN Market Outlook research provides a detailed analysis of the global market in terms of market opportunities, market forecast, key trends, and market drivers. This research provides strategic information for technology vendors to better understand the market supporting their growth strategies and for users to evaluate different vendors capabilities, competitive differentiation, and its market position.

SPARKTM Matrix: Quadrant Knowledge Solutions’ SPARK Matrix provides a snapshot of the market positioning of the key market participants. SPARK Matrix representation provides a visual representation of market participants and provides strategic insights on how each supplier ranks related to their competitors, with respect to various performance parameters based on the category of technology excellence and customer impact.

DataSheet: This research is also available as an Excel Workbook with extended market forecast analysis for 10 years to understand long-term trends of the overall market and its segments.


Table of Contents

Executive Overview

  • Software-Defined WAN Market Overview
  • Key Research Findings

Market Background, Key Trends, and Market Drivers 

Market Adoption and Deployment Trends

Key Market Drivers and Trends

Regional Forecasts and Trends 

  • Americas
  • EMEA
  • Asia Pacific

Market Adoption Trends by Customer Type

  • Enterprise
  • Service Providers

Competitive Landscape and Analysis

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Competitive Factors and Technology Differentiators
  • Leading Vendor Profiles and Analysis
  • SPARK Matrix

Research Methodologies


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