TECH SUPPLIER Oct 2019 - Market Perspective - Doc # AP44135218
Drivers for Evolving Hybrid Network Solutions
This IDC Market Perspective examines the move toward hybrid WAN solutions, based on fixed, wireless, and software-defined networking (SDN) solutions.
With the enterprise going mobile and global, significant changes are happening in the way users work and communicate. Applications no longer reside exclusively in the datacenter, and workloads are moving from enterprise datacenters to private and public cloud. Workers no longer sit in the same office and are now relying on new internet-based collaboration tools that were never available.
Legacy infrastructure was designed and installed before cloud, enterprise mobility, and collaboration became the new normal and therefore can’t meet the needs for speed or space demanded by today’s global workforce. As a result, businesses face challenges in optimizing business-critical applications and controlling telecommunications costs.
"In today’s digital world, hybrid networking can help your infrastructure stay agile, grow your business across the globe, optimize cloud deployment, and enable innovative services," says Hugh Ujhazy, VP of internet of things (IoT) and telecommunications, IDC Asia/Pacific. “Enterprise demand for digital infrastructure that provides efficiency, flexibility, scalability, and cost predictability across multiple geographies and environments, driving the move to hybrid models," he adds.
"In a distributed enterprise, a significant amount of business is done at the branches. Hybrid network solutions help the enterprise manage user access for bring your own device (BYOD), guest access, and network segmentation at the branch LAN/WLAN, WAN, and the SD-WAN with ease," says Deepika Rathod, senior market analyst for telecom and IoT, IDC Asia/Pacific. "With the gaining momentum toward hybrid WAN in the market, enterprises are looking for platforms that support a more comprehensive management of software-defined-WAN environments and also network partners who can provide end-to-end management of hybrid WAN solutions," she adds.