RESEARCH PAPER: Intel Architecture And The SD-WAN Disruption Opportunity

Mid-market and large enterprise companies are rethinking their approach to wide area networking (WAN). Traditional deployment and management approaches will not scale with the ongoing proliferation of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and the corresponding influx of data. Today, networking is more than simply a connectivity consideration. Through Software-Defined Networking (SDN), businesses can reap the rewards of improved agility and speed of application delivery—measured in hours and days, not weeks and months. SDN also brings with it a host of added functionality around automation, orchestration, and single instance management that script-based, device-by-device network provisioning of the past does not offer. The financial impacts of employing SDN are significant. The leverage of multi-vendor, standards-based networking equipment results in lower capital expenditures (CapEx), while the employment of fewer IT staff resources reduces operational expenditures (OpEx).

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Table Of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • uCPE As A Market Disruptor
  • The SD-WAN Opportunity
  • Intel Select Solutions For uCPE, Verified Configurations And Accelerators
  • Intel Architecture And The SD-WAN Disruption Opportunity
  • Call To Action

Companies Cited

  • Aruba
  • British Telecom Global Services
  • DellEMC
  • Cisco
  • HPE
  • Intel
  • Linux Foundation
  • Nokia
  • Nuage Networks
  • Silver Peak Systems
  • VeloCloud
  • Versa Networks
  • Viptela
  • VMware