5G and internet of things (IoT)-enabled devices have transformed the way we work, collaborate, and design for the future. While these technologies take the spotlight for numerous advancements, software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) remains the unsung hero of the story, enabling all these technologies. Just like any other maturing technology, SD-WAN has seen its fair share of players and products rise and fade. During the same time, the networking market has been reshaped by the simultaneous rise of cloud computing and a broad push for digital transformation.
While early adopters of the first generation of SD-WAN tools were more focused on curbing costs, enterprises today are more concerned about optimizing WANs for application needs. As more and more enterprises look to eliminate the hardware footprint and push toward cloud-based operations, the demand for SD-WAN controller infrastructures that can be deployed as code is on the rise. In addition to freeing users from the need to manage numerous controllers, cloud-based SD-WAN also makes it easier to use APIs to integrate new functionality.
As such, technological progressions are helping companies improve their SD-WAN practices in smarter ways. This edition of Enterprise Networking Magazine features companies with expertise in offering state-of-the-art SD-WAN solutions. A distinguished selection panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and the Enterprise Networking Magazine’s editorial board has compiled a list of SD-WAN solution companies. The enlisted companies leverage innovative technologies to deliver the tools, resources, and solutions that organizations need to accelerate business growth and improve bottom lines. In order to assist CIOs in identifying the right SD-WAN company, Enterprise Networking Magazine presents to you “Top 10 SD WAN Solutions Providers - 2022.”