Network providers looking for a best roadmap for future enterprise services are using SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network), NFV (network functions virtualization), and cloud connectivity to populate their advanced service portfolios.
SD-WAN is having an outsize impact on the networking industry: elements of SD-WAN features and concepts are finding their way across service packages, which is evolving hybrid WAN services into something more dynamic.
Virtualization has proven itself elsewhere in ICT infrastructure; now enterprise NFV services are taking form. Here, too, SD-WAN can play a key role as enterprises can adopt these technologies together.
The interplay of network and cloud services spurs innovation, as telcos and new competitors look for the best business models to meet enterprises’ cloud preferences.
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