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But making the transition from MPLS to SD- WAN requires careful planning to make sure that the transition is smooth and that valuable data remains secure. SD-WAN solutions only have been com- mercially available for a few years, but the technology’s ability to address pressing enter- prise networking needs has led to remarkable growth. The latest forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that world- wide SD-WAN infrastructure and services rev- enues will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69.6 percent to reach a whopping $8.05 billion in 2021. The most significant driver of SD-WAN growth during the next five years will be digital transformation, the firm said, in which enter- prises deploy cloud, big data and analytics, mobility and social business to unlock new sources of innovation and creativity that en- hance customer experiences and improve financial performance. In part two of a two-part roundtable series, we sat down with three leaders in the segment to discuss the details of deployment and how channel partners and enterprises can ensure a smooth implementation for this buzzy technology. Our panelists: • Claudio Perugini, senior vice president of Global Channels, Aryaka • Michael Wood, vice president of marketing, VeloCloud Networks • Robert McBride, head of product marketing, Versa Networks By Tara Seals SD-WANRoundtable: Making theTransition Part Two M any enterprises are considering implementing SD-WAN as a way to reduce costs, become more agile and improve connectivity attributes and application performance. virtual reality 34 Channel Vision | March - April, 2018