The WAN Managers Have Spoken (For Now)

By Jayne MillerFeb 22, 2022


We've crunched the numbers from our survey of WAN managers in 2021 and our new analysis is ready and waiting.

What'd we find?

To start, the extended effects of COVID-related remote work have accelerated WAN trends like migration to the cloud, SD-WAN adoption, and incorporating alternative access technologies into the underlay.

Network managers at large multinational corporations are now faced with accommodating a remote-friendly, bring-your-own-device, work-from-anywhere environment. Many will likely be rethinking their network architecture in the coming years, moving closer to internet-first networks and further away from MPLS.

Greg welcomes TeleGeography Senior Analyst Elizabeth Thorne back to the pod to break it all down. 

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From This Episode

Greg Bryan

Greg Bryan

Greg is Senior Manager, Enterprise Research at TeleGeography. He's spent the last decade and a half at TeleGeography developing many of our pricing products and reports about enterprise networks. He is a frequent speaker at conferences about corporate wide area networks and enterprise telecom services. He also hosts our podcast, TeleGeography Explains the Internet.

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Elizabeth Thorne

Elizabeth Thorne

Elizabeth Thorne was formerly a Senior Research Analyst at TeleGeography. Her work was focused on enterprise network research.