SD-WAN Adoption and Benefits [Pulse Survey]
Software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) has emerged as an alternative solution for provisioning and optimizing distributed IT networks. SD-WAN uses the internet to send traffic between networks, controlled by centralized software, or to provision new networks at the edge. This enables zero-touch provisioning (ZTP), allowing non-technical end-users to easily access IT services and apps. Businesses can connect old hardware and software into SD-WAN networks and dynamically optimize network traffic when needed, reducing latency (so long as there’s a reliable internet connection). With so many promised benefits, are IT leaders deploying SD-WAN in their organizations?
Pulse surveyed over 150 IT decision-makers to understand:
- Rates of SD-WAN adoption and the perceived benefits of deployment
- The top use cases and technical objectives SD-WAN solves for
- Why IT leaders might choose one SD-WAN product over another.