Analyst Report

Next-generation Wide-Area Networking

This summary of Enterprise Management Associates’ new research, “Next-Generation Wide-Area Networking,” highlights new insights into how enterprise network infrastructure teams responsible for planning, building, and managing the wide-area network (WAN) are responding to technological change. It examines how networking professionals are using software-de ned WAN (SD-WAN) and network functions virtualization. It also examines in detail the enterprise migration from WAN connectivity via private managed services to public internet and wireless WAN technologies. Finally, it identi es which tools enterprises are using to monitor and manage their evolving WANs.