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Enterprise WAN Transformation: SD-WAN, SASE, and the Pandemic

How will enterprises evaluate, implement, and operationalize SD-WAN in 2021? This EMA report explores the state of WAN transformation in the wake of massive business shifts caused by the pandemic.

This 2021 summary of new Enterprise Management Associates research explores the state of WAN transformation amidst an unprecedented business environment introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. It takes a comprehensive approach at reviewing how enterprises evaluate, implement, and operationalize SD-WAN. It looks at early engagement with SASE (secure access server edge) and examines how the pandemic has affected WAN transformation.

Based on a survey of 303 IT professionals, this report looks at the adoption of the internet for frontline WAN connectivity and identifies best practices for SD-WAN implementation and operationalization.

Read this report to learn about:

  • Business drivers for adopting hybrid networks—a combination of managed WAN services and internet—to address a variety of WAN requirements
  • Visibility challenges and shortcomings with native SD-WAN monitoring
  • Trends in adoption of third-party tools for SD-WAN monitoring
  • The internet’s impact on WANOps
  • Best practices for SD-WAN implementation and operationalization
  • And much more…

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