Global SD-WAN Market Report 2022-2027 - Financial Services, Communications, and Many Other Industry Verticals Benefit from SD-WAN Market Solutions

Dublin, Oct. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "SD-WAN Market by Components, Appliances, Services, Deployment, Segments and Verticals 2022 - 2027" report has been added to's offering.

This SD-WAN market report evaluates the players (vendors and service providers), strategies, technologies, and solutions. It includes analysis by Component, Appliance, Services, Deployment, Segment (Communication Service Providers, Enterprise, Industrial, and Government), and Enterprise Verticals with forecasts from 2022 to 2027.

Select Report Findings:

  • Overall global SD-WAN market will reach $7.8B by 2027
  • Global SD-WAN support services market will reach $928M by 2027
  • Leading vendors are focused on multi-cloud, edge-enabled networks
  • Managed SD-WAN services gaining ground in select enterprise verticals
  • Equipment replacements a major driver for migration from MPLS to SD-WAN
  • Important professional services include consulting, implementation, and training

While the initial industry driver for SD-WAN has been reducing bandwidth costs and overall operational expense reduction, there are other benefits as businesses increasingly rely upon the cloud-based services model. Enabling more efficient operations, SD-WAN also facilitates a more robust and survivable environment such as the ability to support alternate/redundant paths for routing broadband traffic, which is especially important for cloud-based service quality of service support.

This is especially important in a multi-cloud environment in which there is a need for visibility and control for hybrid networks involving centralized cloud and edge computing equipment as well as a combination of public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructure.

It is important to note that SD-WAN is not only for network operators as it has also become the go-to platform for deploying and managing new enterprise network services. In fact, leading communications service providers offer SD-WAN services to enterprises on a managed service basis. Carriers espouse this approach as less risky for the enterprise including the ability to ramp-up costs as their network needs dictate. The initial wave of enterprise SD-WAN spending was a result of direct purchase from SD-WAN networking vendors, which places an onus upon enterprises to manage their own networks to some degree.

Accordingly, the majority of enterprise organizations are considering SD-WAN with plans towards utilizing solutions in a managed service environment. However, there remains a large proportion of enterprises that still rely upon MPLS. Those remaining are considering strategies to wean their dependency including limiting MPLS only to areas with infrastructure limitations, throttling traffic to data centers that still use MPLS, and other tactics. Enterprise hold-outs acknowledge that MPLS provides its existing quality of service needs for their buildings, campus networks, and metro Ethernet services.

Some CSPs rely upon existing enterprise relationships (e.g. already provide enterprise networking services such as MPLS), while others position themselves with a more unique value proposition. For example, Aryaka announced its "HybridWAN" solution to provide enterprise customers with the flexibility to run whatever applications over any architecture.

This is part of the dominant trend of enterprise organization migration from leased-lines and legacy technologies to a hybrid infrastructure that involves both MPLS and SD-WAN. The company positions this solution approach as ideal for reducing complexity in hybrid networks that must simultaneously deal with application optimization, connectivity, security issues, and multi-cloud access. While many CSPs provide SD-WAN managed services based on infrastructure from market leaders such as Cisco/Viptela, Silver Peak, Versa Networks, and VMware/VeloCloud, some utilize their own internally developed technologies.

One of the core drivers for growth in SD-WAN for enterprise is simple equipment upgrades. For example, SD-WAN is anticipated to continue to benefit from enterprise router replacement. Other drivers include the need to support an increasingly mobile and remote workforce as well as general network operations rationalization. In the case of remote workers, small offices, and SMBs, compact appliances are the targeted low-cost offering by leading vendors, although many customers are still vying for traditional-sized SD-WAN equipment.

In terms of the future direction of SD-WAN, we anticipate that it will become the go-to means for managing networking and security for a wide range of applications, services, and solutions including LTE, 5G, and Internet of Things (IoT) networks. For an enterprise, SD-WAN may be used to provide greater reliability through a variety of strategies such as provisioning LTE and/or 5G as a back-up in a fail-over scenario. With some companies making plans to launch a large number of LEO satellites for communications, satellite broad represents yet another point of integration for the SD-WAN market.

In the case of IoT, there are many device end-points, ranging from communication modules to consumer gear such as smartphones, wearables, and laptops. SD-WAN will ultimately become the primary means for managing connectivity and security for this many-to-many IoT device environment of the future. As enterprise and industrial segments add massive numbers of IoT-enabled "things", there will be an increasing number of devices for businesses to integrate and manage. Accordingly, simultaneously optimizing network and device resources will be very important in future IoT networks.

Unified Communications (UC) including UC as a Service (UCaaS) and Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) represent two additional growth areas for the SD-WAN market. UCaaS represents a platform and/or services upon which an enterprise can manage communication services in a seamless fashion. CPaaS is part of a broader ICT landscape, which includes telecom APIs, CPaaS enabled services, UCaaS, call center as a service, instant authentication and trust ratings, conversational CRM and automated agents, WebRTC, and more.

As vendors struggle for market share, there does not appear to be great interest in standardizing certain functions as suppliers instead focus upon their respective company positioning in terms of solution performance and feature richness such as multiple VPN and/or VRF and zero-touch provisioning.

In this regard, leaders such as Cisco/Viptela, Nuage Networks, VMware/VeloCloud, and Silver Peak fight to preserve their market position versus challengers such as Aruba Networks, Huawei, Fortinet, and Versa. As the SD-WAN market is fast-growing, it is also attractive to competition from smaller players. By way of example, Bigleaf Networks has recently raised a $21 million Series B round of funding led by Updata Partners. This company positions itself to focus more on the underserved SMB SD-WAN market.

MEF also offers an SD-WAN Certified Professional (MEF-SDCP) program. This SD-WAN professional certification is the industry's only exam verifying knowledge, skills, and abilities in the domains of SD-WAN based on the MEF SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) standard as well as other fundamentals of SD-WAN solutions.

This exam is designed for technically-oriented SD-WAN professionals ranging from pre-sales to network/service engineering and operational personnel in the service provider, technology vendor, and enterprise communities. MEF and Spirent have already begun working with an initial group of 7 service providers and technology vendors selected to participate in the MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Certification Pilot Program.

Key Topics Covered:

1.0 Executive Summary

2.0 Introduction
2.1 Virtualized and Programmable Infrastructure
2.1.1 Softwarization
2.1.2 Virtualization
2.2 Evolution of Software Controlled Networks
2.3 Software-Defined Wide Area Networks

3.0 SD-WAN Benefits
3.1 Cost Savings
3.2 Flexible Network Management
3.3 Survivability and Reliability
3.4 Efficient Multi-cloud Environment

4.0 SD-WAN Market Drivers
4.1 Equipment Upgrades
4.2 Standardization
4.3 Open Networking
4.4 Neutral Hosting

5.0 SD-WAN Challenges and Opportunities
5.1 Developing More Secure Networks
5.2 Optimizing Web-scale Architecture
5.3 Improving Operational Efficiency

6.0 SD-WAN Vendor Analysis
6.1 Adaptiv Networks
6.2 Aryaka Networks
6.3 Bigleaf Networks
6.4 Cato Networks
6.5 Cisco
6.6 Citrix
6.7 Cloudgenix
6.8 Cradlepoint
6.9 Fatpipe
6.10 Fortinet
6.11 HPE
6.12 Huawei
6.13 Infovista
6.14 Juniper Networks
6.15 Lavelle Networks
6.16 Martello
6.17 Mushroom Networks
6.18 Nuage Networks (Nokia)
6.19 Oracle
6.20 Peplink
6.21 Riverbed
6.22 Silver Peak
6.23 VeloCloud (Vmware)
6.24 Versa Networks
6.25 Zenlayer

7.0 SD-WAN Managed Service Provider Analysis
7.2 AT&T
7.3 BCM One
7.4 BCN Telecom
7.5 BT Global Services
7.6 BullsEye Telecom
7.7 CenturyLink
7.8 China Mobile
7.9 China Telecom Global
7.10 CMC Networks
7.11 Colt
7.12 Comcast Business
7.13 Consolidated Communications
7.14 Epsilon
7.15 Exponential-e
7.16 Frontier Communications
7.17 GeoLinks
7.18 Globe Telecom
7.19 GTT
7.20 Hutchison Global Communications
7.21 Internet Solutions
7.22 Kalaam Telecom
7.23 KDDI
7.24 Macquarie Telecom
7.25 Masergy
7.26 MegaPath
7.27 MetTel
7.28 NetFortris
7.29 NetOne Systems
7.30 NTT Communications
7.31 Optus
7.32 Orange Business Services
7.33 PCCW Global
7.34 PLDT
7.35 Sify
7.36 SingTel
7.37 SK Broadband
7.38 SoftBank
7.39 Spectrotel
7.40 Sprint
7.41 Tata Communications
7.42 Telefonica
7.43 TelePacific
7.44 Telia Carrier
7.45 Telstra
7.46 Telus
7.47 T-Systems
7.48 Vector Security Networks
7.49 Verizon
7.50 Viettel
7.51 Virgin Media
7.52 Vodafone
7.53 Vonage
7.54 Windstream
7.55 Zayo

8.0 SD-WAN Market Analysis and Forecasts 2022 - 2027
8.1 SD-WAN Carrier and Enterprise Markets
8.1.1 Communication Service Provider SD-WAN
8.1.1 SD-WAN Managed Services
8.1.2 SD-WAN in Enterprise
8.2 Global SD-WAN Forecast 2022 - 2027
8.3 SD-WAN by Components 2022 - 2027
8.3.1 SD-WAN by Appliance Type 2022 - 2027
8.3.2 SD-WAN by Service Type 2022 - 2027 SD-WAN Professional Services 2022 - 2027 SD-WAN Managed Services 2022 - 2027
8.4 Regional SD-WAN Markets 2022 - 2027

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