Software-Defined WAN is a Business Imperative

It’s time for WAN to evolve!

Analyst White Paper
by Zeus Kerravala

Over the past five years there have been significant advancements in increasing the level of agility and flexibility in the data center through software defined networking (SDN). However, one part of IT that has yet to evolve and lacks flexibility is the enterprise wide-area network (WAN).

Evolving the WAN must be at the top of every IT and business leader’s priority list because organizations can only be as agile as their least agile IT component—which, today, is the WAN. If businesses are going to ever reach the level of agility required to compete in today's digital world, now is the time for the WAN to evolve into a Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN).

Zeus Kerravala
Zeus Kerravala
Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research

Zeus Kerravala is the founder and principal analyst with ZK Research. Kerravala provides a mix of tactical advice to help his clients in the current business climate and long term strategic advice. Kerravala provides research and advice to the following constituents: End user IT and network managers, vendors of IT hardware, software and services and the potential investors.

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