The report helps enterprises identify key service providers to implement and manage software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) services. It begins with a summary of key trends that are shaping the SD-WAN space. We continue with a detailed assessment of 25 providers offering SD-WAN managed services. Each profile provides an overview of the service provider, their key IP assets, and a list of clients and partnerships, along with brief client case studies. Each profile concludes with analyst insights on the provider’s practice maturity, partner ecosystem, and investments and innovations.
Why read this RadarView?
The pandemic accelerated the adoption of cloud and digital services in enterprises across industry verticals. In this scenario, an organization’s network has become extremely crucial to deliver services seamlessly to end users. Increase in adoption of SD-WAN services is helping enterprises to replace or supplement their traditional wide area network (WAN) infrastructure. Service providers are expanding and augmenting their managed SD-WAN service offerings, as enterprises are looking to collaborate and drive their network transformation initiatives.
The SD-WAN Managed Services 2021-2022 RadarView™ highlights key market trends in the SD-WAN space and Avasant’s viewpoint. It aids companies in identifying top service providers to assist them in network transformation by implementing managed SD-WAN services. It also offers an analysis of each service provider’s capabilities in technology and delivery support, thus enabling organizations to identify the right strategic partners for their network transformation.
This RadarView includes a detailed analysis of the following SD-WAN managed services providers: Aryaka, AT&T, BT, Cato Networks, Deutsche Telekom, GTT, HCL, Hughes, IBM, Infosys, Lumen, Masergy, Microland, Mphasis, NTT, Orange Business Services, Tata Communications, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Telefonica, Telstra, Verizon, Windstream, Wipro, and Zensar.
The industry insights and recommendations presented are based on our ongoing interactions with enterprise CXOs and other key executives, targeted discussions with service providers, subject matter experts, and Avasant Fellows, along with lessons learned from consulting engagements.
Our evaluation of service providers is based on primary input from the providers, focused briefings, public disclosures, validation from their clients, and Avasant’s ongoing market interactions. The assessment is across the three dimensions of practice maturity, partner ecosystem, and investments and innovation, leading to our recognition of those service providers that have brought the most value to the market over the last 12 months.
Table of contents
About the report (Page 3)
Executive summary (Pages 5–8)
- Key SD-WAN managed services trends shaping the market
- SD-WAN adoption: The path forward
- Avasant recognizes 25 top-tier SD-WAN managed services providers
Lay of the land (Pages 9–17)
- SD-WAN has become a key pillar of post-pandemic enterprise digital transformation
- Organizations with wide global presence are leading the adoption
- Industry trends of adoption of SD-WAN managed services
- Implementation of SD-WAN services driving business outcomes for enterprises
- Convergence of SD-WAN and 5G set to disrupt enterprise WAN connectivity
- Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) adoption is gaining prominence
- Service providers are expanding and augmenting managed SD-WAN services offerings
The path forward (Pages 18–23)
- Create a structured business case and prioritize business-centric factors while considering migration to SD-WAN
- Evaluate SD-WAN platforms and managed service providers
- Choose the right SD-WAN deployment model based on organizational needs
- Address challenges associated with SD-WAN implementation
RadarView assessment (Pages 24–29)
- Methodology and coverage
- Interpretation of classification
- RadarView assessment
Service provider profiles (Pages 30–80)
- Detailed profiles providing a 360-degree view of the following service providers: Aryaka, AT&T, BT, Cato Networks, Deutsche Telekom, GTT, HCL, Hughes, IBM, Infosys, Lumen, Masergy, Microland, Mphasis, NTT, Orange Business Services, Tata Communications, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Telefonica, Telstra, Verizon, Windstream, Wipro, and Zensar.
Authors (Page 81)
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