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This presentation shares the results of a global online survey on SD-WAN, NFV, and dynamic bandwidth services adoption and use. Respondents represent 17 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa/Middle East.


  • Enterprise experimentation with SD-WAN and NFV platforms and services – including pilots and small, targeted deployments – has become widespread. Large-scale migration to these new technologies is still uncommon, though many enterprises have expansion plans.
  • Drivers for enterprise SD-WAN platform and services adoption are application performance and traffic visibility. Drivers for NFV platform and services adoption include deployment flexibility and ability to scale.
  • Over the coming years, enterprises expect the emphasis of NFV to swing from more conventional network functions to SD-WAN and "bring your own app" support deployed on generic CPE.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn what categories of enterprises are trialing SD-WAN and NFV platforms and services and which categories are making significant investments in these new technologies.
  • Learn what SD-WAN and NFV market messages resonate most with enterprises and the most common enterprise concerns.
  • Learn what tools enterprises use to get flexible bandwidth today and the attitudes toward dynamic network services that influence the potential for SDN-based bandwidth-on-demand services.
  • Learn what categories of enterprise applications are driving SD-WAN adoption and which are most popular for use with dynamic bandwidth services.

Key questions answered

  • Who are the WAN budget decision-makers, and what factors are driving their investment decisions?
  • What is the adoption state for SD-WAN, centralized NFV (in the WAN or cloud), and distributed NFV as CPE?
  • What countries, what verticals, and what sizes of companies are leaders and laggards in SD-WAN and NFV adoption?
  • Who are enterprises that have bought or are considering SD-WAN or NFV likely to consider as a platform and/or services partner?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Enterprise Network Services Survey 2017

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