… carriers are trying to hold onto $60 billion of MPLS revenue. Other vendors have pushed back on that characterization, and the debate has become one of the more common topics in SD-WAN.
The study also found that four in five (81 percent) businesses see security as a crucial aspect of their SD-WAN strategy..
Kramer wrote that the recent survey shows “positive momentum” for SD-WAN and “major shortcomings.”
“When organizations invest in SD-WAN point solutions they may carry forward the legacy baggage of the traditional WAN – expensive MPLS services, appliance sprawl, and the overhead of maintaining and updating branch security solutions – limiting the business impact of WAN transformation,” he said. “Our future networks must holistically address global connectivity, network security, cloud integration and mobile access to truly drive the business forward.”