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

By Will Townsend, Patrick Moorhead - November 5, 2018
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
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Will Townsend manages the networking and security practices for Moor Insights & Strategy focused on carrier infrastructure providers, carrier services, enterprise networking and security. He brings over 30 years of technology industry experience in a variety of product, marketing, channel, business development and sales roles to his advisory position.

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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.