GTT recognized as a Distruptor in Avasant’s SD-WAN Managed Services RadarView™ Report

Among endless service provider options, novel and disruptive mechanics in innovation brings recognition as a Disruptor for SD-WAN Managed Services 2019.

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Recent entrant with strong SD-WAN focus, expanding partner network ecosystem and strategic inorganic investments

  • Disruptor 2019 SD-WAN Managed Services RadarView™ Report

Avasant Analyst Insights

Practice Maturity

  • After acquiring Interoute in 2018, SD-WAN has been a focused area for GTT. Since then, it has gained a stronger foothold in fiber and MPLS and launched its own managed SD-WAN solution based on Silver Peak and VMware (VeloCloud). Currently, their SD-WAN revenue accounts for 20% of the total order volume received
  • It has several marquee clients among its 200+ live engagements. These are well distributed across industries in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. They are also focusing on increasing the number of projects that move from PoC to production for their expanding client base
  • In terms of global footprint, GTT has extensive connectivity to leading cloud providers across 600+ global points-of-presence (PoPs), 3,500+ access network providers in 140 countries, and is currently managing ~220,000 devices
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Partnership Ecosystem

  • GTT’s robust partner network includes leading SD-WAN platform providers (Silver Peak and VeloCloud), security firewall providers (Palo, Fortinet) and 3,500+ regional and local access partners worldwide
  • It puts significant effort in developing thought leadership and market understanding. It publishes points-of-view related to industry trends and SD-WAN adoption at a high frequency, and participates in a large number of industry events to disseminate its research findings

Investments and Innovation

  • GTT is building its capabilities through strategic acquisitions: Interoute (2018) to expand its global footprint and strengthen its SD-WAN position, Global Capacity (2017) to add marquee clients in the healthcare, application service provider, retail and carrier markets, and Hibernia Networks (2017) to include 5 subsea cables systems and expand PoPs
  • From a capability development standpoint, it looks to integrate multi-vendor, next-generation security on uCPE (planned for launch in Q3 2019), enhance multi-vendor interoperability, and increase cloud connectivity
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