This research finds that nearly every company suffers direct business impact from network service interruptions. 3 out 4 companies surveyed experience network outages several times a year or even more frequently. Nearly half of the companies stated they need 3 or more hours to resolve an outage. Today more than 9 out 10 companies manage their network operations centrally. But network professionals cite the top challenges of distributed network management is lack of on-site personnel and difficulty managing remote locations.
This report reveals that more than 7 out of 10 companies will be utilizing SD-WAN, with broad deployments covering not only remote locations, but corporate offices, and data centers as well as connectivity between them. The move to SD-WAN is driven by the need for increased operational flexibility and efficiencies. It appears that current centralized operational models today are delivering substandard network reliability, but the adoption of SD-WAN will enable new operational models and provide answers to current reliability challenges