Analyst Reports, White Papers and eBooks


Software-Defined WAN For Dummies
eBook Co-Authored by Dan Pitt, Open Networking Foundation

Your crash course in SD-WAN. This easy-to-read book gives you jargon-free best practices for Software-Defined Wide Area Networking.

The 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design
Analyst eBook By Jim Metzler

In the 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design, Dr. Jim Metzler discusses the emerging alternatives to the traditional approaches to WAN architecture.


2019 SD-WAN Growth Outlook
Analyst Report By Futuriom

SD-WAN moves out of the early, experimental market and into the mainstream.

Market Outlook: Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN), 2019-2024, Worldwide
Analyst Report By Quadrant Knowledge Solutions

The SD-WAN market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 53.6% from 2019-2024. This report tells you where the growth is coming from.

Global SD-WAN: Vendor Market Mid-Year Forecasts, 2018
Analyst Report By Frost & Sullivan

The SD-WAN market is in the early growth stage of the product lifecycle. Learn more about Key factors driving market adoption.

Gartner Critical Capabilities Report for WAN Edge Infrastructure
Analyst Report By Gartner

VMware receives highest scores for Midsize Enterprises/Small Regional WAN and Large Global WAN use cases in Gartner Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure.

5G, IoT and Edge Compute Trends
Analyst Report By Futuriom

Emerging trends are changing the way that supporting technology (like SD-WAN) evolve.

2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure
Analyst Report By Gartner

VMware named a Leader, positioned furthest for its Completeness of Vision. Read this complimentary copy of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure to find out more.

Analysis of the Software-Defined WAN Market
Analyst Report By Frost & Sullivan

SD-WAN market revenues are expected to grow in higher double digits as it enters the growth phase of product lifecycle.

SD-WAN Revolutionizes Networks for the Cloud Era
Analyst Report By FierceMarkets

“SD-WAN brings network visibility and control to the masses,” says Mike Frane, VP of SD-WAN Services, Windstream

Service Provider Strategies for SD-WAN
Analyst Report By Futuriom

Key requirements and drivers for delivering virtualized services at the network edge.


Demonstrating SD-WAN Business Value; Rethinking WAN for a Modern Age
Analyst White Paper By ESG

Traditional WAN infrastructure cannot keep pace with modern network requirements and a new deployment model with better TCO. 

SD-WAN Migration Strategies for Varying Network Architectures
White Paper

This paper covers the SD-WAN migration design for various types of architecture and takes you through process, routing considerations, and a step-by-step migration path.

Go Mainstream with SD-WAN: Migration Best Practices
White Paper

This guide provides the best practices in migrating to an SD-WAN solution, including key considerations, branch design, data center design, security architecture and firewalling.

SD-WAN Becomes the Network
White Paper By Lee Doyle, Principal Analyst at Doyle Research

The network of yesterday is not the network that will take us into the future. SD-WAN is fast becoming the way in which people think about the network. 

SD-WAN Delivers Automated Network Segmentation for the Enterprise
White Paper

Traditional methods of segmenting the network are no longer optimal, but with SD-WAN, enterprises are able to automatically and seamlessly extend segmentation across the network. 

Demystifying SD-WAN’s Relationship to WAN Optimization
White Paper

Examine the synergies and differences between SD-WAN and WAN Optimization technologies.

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ PCI Compliance Architecture
White Paper

PCI continues to be a key concern for enterprises, and with SD-WAN and its control on the network and applications, compliance is simplified.

SD-WAN for Healthcare: A Deep Dive into The Drivers and Solution
White Paper

SD-WAN enabless clinic, remote sites, pharmacies, or hospitals to quickly, seamlessly, and securely access critical applications in any location.

The SD-WAN Provides the Fast Path to the Virtual Cloud Network
Analyst White Paper By Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research

SD-WAN becomes the lynchpin of the Virtual Cloud Network, enabling businesses to transition to a digital organization and drive network evolution.

The Positive Impact of SD-WAN on Healthcare
Analyst White Paper By Bob Laliberte, ESG

SD-WAN simplifies Healthcare network management with seamless connectivity to EMR, IoT technology, cloud and data center apps to remote locations.

Solving the Secure SD-WAN Paradox
Analyst White Paper By Dr. Jim Metzler, Ashton, Metzler & Associates

This white paper discusses the criticality of integrating effective security capabilities and SD-WAN functionality and illustrates the concept by using a real-world example of how Zscaler and VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud work together to achieve this integration.

7 Questions to Ask when Evaluating SD-WAN Solutions
Analyst White Paper By Dr. Jim Metzler, Ashton, Metzler & Associates

The seven questions identified in this white paper provide important guidance to network organizations that are evaluating alternative SD-WAN solutions.

The Virtual Cloud Network
Analyst White Paper By Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research

Analysis of how a new network model – one based on virtual cloud networking – can help alleviate the strains on today’s enterprises.

The Total Economic Impact of a Virtual Cloud Network
Analyst White Paper By Forrester

Spotlight preview of results from a commissioned study, “The Total Economic Impact Of A Virtual Cloud Network,” published in May 2018.

The SD-WAN Ushers in the Era of the Routerless Branch Office
Analyst White Paper By Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research

Analysis of how legacy hardware and WAN infrastructure must undergo a change to support the digital transformation.

Outcome-Driven Networking: Automation and Intelligence for the Network
Analyst White Paper By ESG Research

ESG discusses how outcome-driven networking is the game changer IT managers need, introducing automation and network intelligence to get an advantage.

The Future of Retail: SD-WAN Is a Critical Component
Analyst White Paper By Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research

The seismic effects of digital transformation are reshaping the retail world. Many retailers are starting to use technology to enhance the customer experience.

Scaling Large and Multinational Enterprise SD-WAN Deployments
Analyst White Paper By Lee Doyle

As SD-WAN moves enterprise-wide, enterprises require a scalable, flexible, secure SD-WAN solution.

SD-WAN Business Value
Analyst White Paper By Dan Conde, ESG Research

Written by Dan Conde of ESG, this white paper tackles the key steps to reducing the Total Cost of Ownership of your enterprise WAN.

A Mock RFI for Software-Defined WAN
Analyst White Paper

It is time to put the technology vendors to the test and find out how their SD-WAN solution will really solve your network challenges.

Why the Cloud is the Network
Analyst White Paper By Lee Doyle, Doyle Research

Lee Doyle discusses why the cloud is the network and how enterprises are leveraging this to produce flexible networks that adapt to business needs.

A Software-Defined WAN Is a Business Imperative
Analyst White Paper By Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research

If businesses are going to compete in today’s digital world, their WAN infrastructure must evolve into a Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN).

Taking Hybrid WANs Further
White Paper

Are you looking for ways to assure WAN performance? Explore the choices of Hybrid WAN implementation in different business environments.

The Need to Rethink the WAN
Analyst White Paper By Dr. Jim Metzler

Networking expert and analyst Dr. Jim Metzler tackles the challenges facing companies that are deploying wide area networks.

Enterprise-Grade UC with Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN
White Paper

Learn the recent WAN technology trends to enable companies to roll out and support UC without the cost and complexity of traditional WAN.


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