SD-WAN market predicted to explode – are you ready?

SD-WAN market predicted to explode – are you ready?

Published: 27th April 2016

According to the latest report from the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, Gartner, the SD-WAN market is predicted to explode within the next few years.

  • Today’s 1% Enterprise usage will increase significantly by the end of 2019 with an estimated 30% adopting the technology!
  • In 2016 the estimated end-user spending will be between $25m and $50m.

EcoLogic is ideally positioned to support our Partner’s enterprise customer base to migrate to this new and exciting technology, and, of course, delivered ‘as-a-Service’.

The only SD-WAN offering with its own (optional) ALL Application optimisation and Byte Level Deduplication to deliver the best possible global end-user performance, including all SaaS offerings!

Using only Gartner Magic Quadrant technology, e.g. Silver Peak, EcoLogic will support ALL of your customer needs and deliver massive cost reductions (MPLS to www/LTE), total flexibility, and absolute secure WAN connectivity.

EcoLogic’s – ‘SD-WAN-as-a-Service’

COMMERCIAL
Leverage broadband connectivity
Up to 90% cost reduction with migration from expensive MPLS networks
Zero Touch Provisioning
Minimise costs with simple deployment & limited IT dept involvement
SaaS Cloud Intelligence
Single license use across all SaaS offerings and users
RESILIENCE
Tunnel Bonding & Failover
Greater resilience to protect against failure of WAN link
Packet Delivery Intelligence
Ultra resilient mode ensures reliability of voice quality
Dynamic Path Control
Efficient utilisation of WAN link with sub-second switch-over
DEPARTMENT DEFINED POLICIES
Business Overlays
Segmentation of network to ensure security & compliance
Assurance of service level and scalability
Location specific policies across your network: DATA CENTRE - BRANCH - RETAIL / RESTAURANT - WAREHOUSE
SECURITY
Secure
Hardened interfaces are internet safe & only admit ‘tunneled’ traffic
Encrypted
All IPSec tunnels are encrypted with 255-bit AES
Configurable
Hardening can be done pre-link to ensure links such as MPLS can run with standard corporate security policies
PERFORMANCE (X50 - GLOBALLY)
Path Conditioning
Delivering carrier grade reliability over internet
Packet-based Load Balancing
Aggregated links are sized for high volume workloads
IP Layer Optimisation (Application & ALL SaaS)
Massive performance improvement - globally
Reduced Application Delivery Times
'Byte' level deduplication (Data Once) to mitigate latency
SaaS
Cloud Intelligence Software
Dynamically calculates the best performing egress for each SaaS service (ALL SaaS Offerings)
ORCHESTRATION - MANAGEMENT
Total Visibility & Management
Single screen management portal - app policies, network health, performance, business apps and SaaS, bandwidth costsaving report.

ALL DELIVERED as-a-MANAGED SERVICE

ASSESS & PROFILE
SD-WAN-as-a-Service PoC Deployment ‘FoC’
Provide a baseline of current WAN landscape
Identification of ALL applications inc. business critical apps
Definition of bandwidth utilisation
TEST & PROFILE
Business Overlays
Identify requirements / differentials for business sectors
Deploy ‘overlay’ platforms per business sector & test functionality
Test performance of all critical apps
Construct PoC customer report identifying business benefits
SUPPORT
End-to-end Orchestration
‘Single pane of glass’ management
Dynamic adjustment to any business overlay requirements
New application impact analysis - what would be the impact of a new application to my overall SD-WAN performance?
24/7/365 support
REPORT
Reporting
Monthly performance assessments
Quarterly face-to-face reviews

SD-WAN market ready to explode - are you ready?

Gartner - Market Guide for Software-Defined WAN

Market Analysis
From a technology perspective, the SD-WAN concept is simple: Enterprise WAN edge devices forward traffic to other edge devices across a multi-service and/or multi-provider WAN, via centralised control. This enables network managers to configure application-based policy forwarding and security rules across performance-graded WAN paths.

For enterprises seeking a lean branch office setup, these emerging SD-WAN solutions are relatively easy to deploy in a gradual manner. Due to SD-WAN's strong benefits, Gartner believes that by the end of 2019, 30% of enterprises will use SD-WAN technology in all their branches, up from less than 1% today.

This is a fast-evolving technology, and while we do not officially track it as a unique market segment, we anticipate total end-user spending on SD-WAN solutions will be in the range of $25 million to $50 million in 2016, and that it will double in 2017.

Market Direction

Three emerging factors are driving demand to fully utilise internet and MPLS connections simultaneously, as one integrated WAN. These are:

  • New application requirements
  • Increased use of internet
  • Adoption of public cloud services.

If SD-WAN, delivered as a service, is something you are interested in, click here for more information, or get in touch for a free of charge PoC.