Today, businesses and organizations of all sizes are being challenged to extend their networks to more people, places, and things than ever before—or ever imaginable. The rise of cloud, SaaS, mobile devices, and Internet of Things technologies are forcing more network traffic over the public Internet and creating a greater dependency on 4G LTE access and the future capabilities of 5G. As a result, IT organizations are extending and revamping their legacy WANs to address the demand for more bandwidth, mobility, agility, and security—all while reducing operational costs. This shift is being felt in IT across virtually every industry, including: retail, transportation, education, financial services, healthcare, and the public sector.
The data in this report provides a benchmark for IT teams to understand whether they’re ahead of the curve, right on track, or falling behind in implementation of new enterprise WAN architectures.