Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD WAN) allows company employees to securely connect to applications more efficiently using lower-cost and commercially available Internet access than with traditional WAN infrastructure. Traditional WAN typically requires directing all traffic, including traffic destined to the cloud, from branch offices to a hub or headquarters data center. The delay causes decreased performance resulting in a poor user experience and lost productivity. By contrast, SD WAN uses a centralized control function to securely and intelligently direct traffic across the WAN. It is more scalable, especially with increased adoption of high-bandwidth applications such as streaming and teleconferencing. SD WAN products can be physical appliances or virtual appliances, and are placed in small remote and branch offices, larger offices, corporate data centers, and increasingly on cloud platforms. You can find the SD WAN market share, industry size, and other statistics below.
SD WAN is one of the fastest-growing Networking Industries. The high growth in SD WAN is driven by increased cloud adoption, decreased cost, the need for greater network visibility and scalability, and improved security. Cloud adoption is booming and SD WAN provides companies the capability to scale their networks in a more cost-efficient manner across a wider geographic breadth. A key component to cost drivers is the shortage of skilled network engineers. SD WAN requires fewer IT personnel to manage a company’s WAN. Due to SD WAN’s high growth, SD WAN Market Share may be disrupted over the next several years.Access These Reports & More
Market Research Sources disagree intensely on the SD WAN market share and industry size, but agree that the SD WAN market growth is exploding. The cause of disagreement is due to the lack of a standardized definition of SD WAN and what types of products should be included. Therefore different sources may have very different perspectives of SD WAN market share and SD WAN industry size. For a complete evaluation of the SD WAN market, T4 recommends exploring all available sources. T4 has aggregated and organized the data from these sources on the T4 Industry Research Platform. See each source’s view of the SD WAN market on the T4 Platform.
T4 comprehensively aggregated more than 70 reports from more than 30 publishers covering statistics and trends in the SD WAN Industry. This includes SD WAN market share by vendor, SD WAN market size, SD WAN revenue by vertical industry (including Banking & Financial Services, Tech, Retail & Consumer, Healthcare, and Government), SD WAN revenue by region, SD WAN install base, and more than 20 additional SD WAN statistics. SD WAN falls under T4’s Networking coverage. Industries in the T4 taxonomy related to SD WAN include WAN, WAN Edge Infrastructure, and Software-Defined Networking, Related subcategories of SD WAN include SD WAN Managed Services, Wireless SD WAN, and Enterprise SD WAN. You can find reports covering these industries on T4’s Platform.Schedule a Demo