This was an exciting month, as Riverbed hosted our Global User Conference and we participated in ONUG Fall 2021 and connected with colleagues, customers and the wider enterprise technology community. As we look forward to what’s coming for enterprises—it’s digital-first and hybrid by design, with cloud, SaaS and legacy technologies working together and employees collaborating […]
Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) has come a long way since ONUG ignited the conversation about the market and practical use cases for this promising new technology just four years ago. Eighty-seven percent of 800 network management executives use or plan to use SD-WAN within the next two years, according to a March 2017 IDC survey of mid-size and large companies with at least 10 locations and representing a variety of industries. SD-WAN sales are predicted to grow at a 69 percent compound annual growth rate, reaching $8.05 billion in 2021, notes IDC’s Worldwide SD-WAN Forecast for 2017–2021.