… a dubious future.
“No one ever gets fired for the decision to go with AT&T or Verizon,” Niernberg said. “It’s the easy one to do. But no one’s happy about it.”
Another study, this time by Acumen Research and Consulting, also projected high growth for SD-WAN. The report pegs the compound annual growth rate of the overall SD-WAN market (not specifically as a managed service) at 58 percent from 2018 to 2026.
Acumen names bring-your-own-device proliferation, IoT, mobile traffic, and network virtualization technology as key drivers.
Acumen and Global Market Insights both named the same 20 vendors as SD-WAN leaders: They are (in alphabetical order) Aryaka, Barracuda Networks, Cato Networks, Cisco, Citrix, CloudGenix, Ecessa, Elfiq Networks, FatPipe Networks, Huawei, Infovista, Nuage Networks, Oracle, Masergy, Peplink, Riverbed, Silver Peak, Versa Networks, Vmware and ZTE.