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Data Center Matchmaking: Finding Your Dream Combo of Connectivity and Cost

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Make me a match,
Find a facility
That's a real catch
Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Knows what I need,
The most connectivity🎶 

Ponder the Future of the WAN With a Podcast Holiday Special

We're back with a bonus holiday episode of the WAN Manager Podcast!

In this special pod, Greg invites TeleGeography Analyst Elizabeth Thorne to look back at the WAN in 2020. (And what a year it was.)

WAN Managers Weigh Greatest Challenges of Remote Working

In my last post, I explored how companies are taking their workforces remote. This time around, I’d like to return to that data set and ask: what are the biggest challenges WAN managers face as offices adapt to remote work?

WAN Managers Reflect on COVID-19 Challenges, Strategies for Moving to Remote Work

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has upended every aspect of life this year, including how we travel, socialize, and work. While some promising vaccine studies look like a light at the end of the tunnel, it may still be months until some semblance of normalcy returns. 

We’ve reported on how global bandwidth and data center demand has surged in 2020, driven by the mass migration of work, school, and play to the home internet. Companies hoping to transition their workforce to remote access found their IT/network departments at the forefront of their response to the crisis.

Three Facts From Our New WAN Market Size Report

If you've perused our research catalog lately, you'll know that we have a new WAN Market Size Report.

In this offering, we present a data-driven, granular view of market opportunity for underlay of the corporate WAN. (More about that here.)

To understand where the larger multinational WAN market stands today, we're sharing three takeaways from the first edition of the WAN Market Size Report. 

New WAN Market Size Report Shows a Global WAN Market Worth $75.9 Billion

There’s no question that the enterprise wide area network (WAN) market is in a state of flux. 

We’ve seen multiple disruptions in the way multinational corporations construct WANs: a move toward cloud computing, migration of the data center away from corporate premises, and, especially, the introduction of SD-WAN.

To help carriers, vendors, and enterprise IT infrastructure teams understand how these changes will affect the business of telecom, we’ve created the new WAN Market Size Report.

Search SD-WAN Vendor Profiles in Our Free Downloadable Guide

How many Google searches does it take to find the SD-WAN vendor that is a match for your network goals? Ten? Twenty? Fifty? We’ll say it. That’s too many searches.

As the SD-WAN market matures, there’s been a growing need to more thoroughly catalog the many vendors who offer this service.

You’ve Benchmarked Your Network. What’s Next?

Hypothetical scenario: You've thoroughly audited your wide area network and it's a well-oiled machine.

You understand how your current configuration matches against your budget. You've developed new performance goals. You have a few expansion plans in mind for the future, but for now, you're happy with how things are running. The systems you have in place meet your company's needs. 

What's next?

The Dollars and Cents of SD-WAN

What's driving the shift to SD-WAN?

While there is no one single reason for SD-WAN's rise, cost savings is a major motivation cited by the WAN managers we've connected with at our WAN Summits and through our annual WAN Manager Survey.

Listen—the allure of dramatically reducing network spend is strong.

Sample Our Voice, Network, and WAN Research

We've made it to that slow and hazy last week of July. Seems like a good time  to shake things up and share some free research. 

Fact: you can sample the data that fuels blog posts like this and this and this. Keep scrolling to browse report content that's currently available to download at no cost.