Delivering on SD-WAN: How to choose the right partners

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As SD-WAN matures the relative strengths and opportunities for telcos and vendors are becoming clearer. Where should telcos focus, and how will that affect their choice of SD-WAN platform?


Format: PDF filePages: 27 pagesCharts: 6Author: STL Partners’ Telco Cloud TeamPublication Date: September 2021

Table of contents

    • Executive Summary
    • What are the challenges to introducing SD-WAN
    • Assessing different SD-WAN platforms
      • Cisco
      • VMWare
      • Fortinet
      • Versa Networks
      • Palo Alto
      • Silver Peak
      • Juniper
      • Aryaka
    • A framework for selecting and implementing SD-WAN platforms

Table of Figures

    • Figure 1: Four key opportunity areas in SD-WAN for telcos and vendors
    • Figure 2: Key features for different SD-WAN deployment priorities
    • Figure 3: STL Partners tracked 157 telco SD-WAN deployments between 2015 – 2020
    • Figure 4: A framework for selecting and implementing SD-WAN solutions
    • Figure 5: Mapping VMWare’s SD-WAN solution
    • Figure 6: Mapping Versa Networks’ SD-WAN solution

Keywords: 5G, IP-MPLS, SASE, SD-WAN, security, business model, telcos, vendor, opportunity, LTE, hybrid, cloud, solutions

Companies & technologies covered: Aryaka, Cisco, Fortinet, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto, Silver Peak, Versa Networks, VMWare