SD-WAN is increasingly being perceived as a next-generation of networking technology to support enterprise digital transformation and cloud-first strategies. SD-WAN uses software-defined networking techniques in managing and controlling multiple WAN connections, such as broadband internet, wireless, MPLS, 4G, 5G, LTE, and others. It provides separation of network data and control planes and includes a centralized application-aware controller to manage network traffic flows, packet priority, routing policy, and network policy. SD-WAN solution helps to create a network overlay to decouple network software-defined services from the enterprise’s underlying hardware systems. SD-WAN’s software-centric approach helps in simplifying branch office networking, improves branch agility, optimizes application performance, and provides a significant reduction in capital and operational expenditure.

The SD-WAN market is in the rapid growth stage of the overall product lifecycle. SD-WAN 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. The SD-WAN vendors are also looking at providing enhanced support for full-fledged IoT infrastructure and mobility by supporting future wireless technologies, 5G, and Gigabit

Quadrant Knowledge Solutions’ Software-Defined WAN market research includes a detailed analysis of the global market regarding short-term and long-term growth opportunities, emerging technology trends, market trends, and future market outlook. The study provides a comprehensive market forecast analysis of the global market and the overall market adoption rate as well. This research provides strategic information for technology vendors to better understand the existing market, supporting their growth strategies; and for users to evaluate different vendors’ capabilities, competitive differentiation, and market position.

The research includes detailed competition analysis and vendor evaluation with the proprietary SPARK Matrix analysis. SPARK Matrix includes ranking and positioning of leading SD-WAN vendors, with a global impact. The SPARK Matrix includes analysis of vendors, including Aryaka, Barracuda, Bigleaf Networks, Cisco, Citrix, Cradlepoint (Ericsson), FatPipe Networks, Fortinet, Huawei, Juniper Networks, Nuage Networks, Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, Peplink, Silver Peak, Versa Networks, and VMware


2021 Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) SPARK Matrix
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2021 SPARK Matrix Software Defined WAN Quadrant Knowledge Solutions


Table of Contents

Executive Overview

  • Key Research Findings

Market Overview and Technology Trends

Factors Influencing Technology Development and Market Growth

Market Adoption Trends

Competition Landscape and Analysis 

  • Competitive Overview and Analysis
  • Key Competitive Factors and Technology Differentiators

SPARK Matrix™: Software-Defined WAN Market

Vendor Profiles

Research Methodologies

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