Sponsored Content: Multapplied Reflects on 7 Years in SD-WAN

This article was sponsored by Multapplied Networks, a leading SD-WAN enabler. 

Organizations across all vertical markets are turning to SD-WAN to simplify global networks, improve WAN performance, lower costs and streamline management.

According to Quadrant, the SD-WAN market is expected to continue growing at a compound annual growth rate of 56.1 percent (2018-2023), and it’s on pace to exceed $12 billion. Over this stretch, Quadrant says, North America will provide the highest business opportunities for SD-WAN vendors. Currently, North America holds 83 percent of the global SD-WAN market with Asia Pacific and EMEA also gaining market traction.

The technology is widely appealing to enterprises that are looking to address connectivity to on-premises and cloud applications. This is fueling market growth. According to Gartner, there are now more than 60 vendors in the global WAN edge market, combining technologies like SD-WAN, WAN optimization, edge security and branch office routing.
Looking ahead over the next decade, Gartner predicts that WAN edge and security will converge into a single market, which is being referred to as Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

Gartner maintains that in order to continue to grow in this rapidly evolving market, vendors should transform their delivery model and enhance their product portfolio. SASE adoption, which will be delivered as an XaaS offering, aims to make device-centric and traditional Cloud Service Provider (CSP) offerings/business models obsolete.

Multapplied Networks Inc. (MNI) is a Vancouver-based provider of white-label software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) services. Founded in 2012, MNI has seen SD-WAN progress through all levels of its bell curve, from its very early days to its current status as a leading enterprise networking technology.

Just recently, the company released a new white paper that offers the following:

  • The fundamental components of SD-WAN;
    • The link between the Internet of Things (IoT) and SD-WAN;
    • Why SD-WAN is a technology, and not a product;
    • How to use the internet to enable private, multi-site networking;
    • Some of the leading players in the diverse SD-WAN ecosystem; and
    • MNI’s unique approach to SD-WAN.

To access this white paper, click here.