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Why SD-WAN needs to evolve to reach mass-market

Today’s communication systems are fundamental to business success and, as a result, customers of both service providers (SPs) and managed service providers (MSPs) are putting more and more pressure on networks, demanding ongoing increases in control and flexibility. To keep up, SD-WAN has established itself as a compelling solution, helping SPs respond to this demand while continuing their steady migration to an environment defined by software and applications. Yet despite SD-WAN’s considerable traction it has yet to break into the mass-market. For many SME and enterprise businesses, the number of technical, commercial and strategic challenges that come with SD-WAN has put the technology stubbornly out of reach. To reach mass-market, then, SD-WAN needs to evolve into a more accessible technology. Now, as advances in enabling equipment are finally opening up the market, SPs are able to formulate a viable business case to broaden their addressable market and target a wider range of SME and enterprise customers.
It is widely understood that first-wave SD-WAN was conceived as an OTT solution, driven by two fundamental assumptions: the underlying network is both insecure and unreliable. Based on these assumptions, SD-WAN solutions have developed their functions to frequently assess network quality and define ultra-responsive solutions in instances of quality degradation. These assumptions, and the functions created in response have, however, created a mode of SD-WAN that is problematic and unsustainable.
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