SDxCentral Releases 2017 SD-WAN and Virtual Edge Report

New Insights on the Evolving SD-WAN, vCPE and uCPE Landscape

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- announces the availability of a new report: 2017 SD-WAN and Virtual Edge Report: The Evolving SD-WAN, vCPE and uCPE Landscape.

Site statistics from over 190,00 unique visitors a month to indicate that SD-WAN is one of the hottest topics in infrastructure technology today. Interest in SD-WAN, vCPE and uCPE (universal customer premise equipment) from enterprise IT buyers come at a time when enterprises are struggling to get control over their WAN and remote locations.

As the leading use case for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technology, SD-WANs look to solve challenges facing enterprise IT teams today. With increased bandwidth needs, public cloud use, looming security and compliance issues and the drive towards more mobile employees, enterprise IT teams and CIOs find themselves caught between tight budgets and tighter requirements.

This updated SD-WAN report covers emerging WAN technologies, and the shift in the SD-WAN market to be enterprise-centric. We'll explain how the virtual edge is being upgraded with SDN technology that is more flexible, intelligent and agile than the past model of specialized proprietary equipment. We also cover key attributes that enteprise buyers look for in SD-WAN solutions.

The report also includes results from a survey conducted by SDxCentral's research team with select members of the SDxCentral community during the month of September. This report is complimentary and available for download at Vendors who are interested in participating in future versions of this report or other reports published by can contact us at

Report Table of Contents

Executive Summary
SD-WAN and vCPE Report Introduction
    - Methodology for the SD-WAN and vCPE Report
SD-WAN and vCPE Market Drivers – The Need for Changing WAN Topologies
    - Business and technology drivers: Why SD-WAN?
SD-WAN, vCPE, uCPE Taxonomy and Architecture
    - SD-WAN, vCPE, uCPE Taxonomy
    - Focusing on the Cloud vs. the CPE
    - SD-WAN Solution and Architectural Roots
State of the SD-WAN Market
    - SD-WAN Market and Usage Trends
    - SD-WAN Connectivity Options and Migration
    - SD-WAN Use Cases
SD-WAN Purchase Patterns
    - Managed SD-WAN Market Opportunities
SD-WAN Implementation Recommendations and Considerations
Conclusion: The Emerging Market for SD-WAN, vCPE, uCPE
SD-WAN, vCPE and uCPE Products

Covered Companies and Organizations

128 Technology, 6WIND, ADTRAN, ADVA Optical Networking, Advantech, Anuta Networks, Aryaka Networks, Benu Networks, Bigleaf Networks, Brain4Net, Cato Networks, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, CloudGenix, Comcast Business, Cradlepoint, ECI, Enea Software, FatPipe Networks, Fujitsu, Gluware, Huawei, InfoVista, Juniper Networks, Lavelle Networks, Masergy, Mushroom Networks, Netcracker, Nuage Networks, Open Networking Lab (ON.LAB), RAD, Riverbed, Silver Peak Systems, Sonus Networks, Talari Networks, Tempered Networks, VeloCloud Networks, Versa Networks, Virtela Technology Services, Wind River, Wipro Limited, ZTE Corporation.

About SDxCentral is the leading B2B digital media company for Cloud, Enterprise, and Telecom IT Infrastructure. SDxCentral is operated by SDNCentral LLC, a company founded in 2012 by Matt Palmer and Roy Chua, technology executives with strong experience in computer networking and enterprise security. SDxCentral serves an audience of over 190,000 unique monthly visitors generating 500,000 page views a month. The site provides cutting-edge coverage of software defined infrastructure and connects IT buyers with SDxCentral's clients in the most effective way. SDxCentral's client list reads like the who's who of technology infrastructure, ranging from leading Fortune 50 companies to rapidly growing startups looking to revolutionize software infrastructure.

Media Contact: Roy Chua, SDNCentral LLC, 408-740-3131,

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