Gartner Research: SD-WAN is Killing MPLS, So Prepare to Replace It Now


MPLS is the leading WAN transport. However, with its high performance and cost effectiveness, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is moving users to hybrid and internet-only WANs.

In this report Gartner offers Key Findings and Recommendations for I&O leaders responsible for planning and enabling infrastructure delivery
 


Key Findings from this Report:

  • Software as a service and other cloud services are rapidly decentralizing data traffic flows, which is making Multiprotocol Label Switching inefficient.

  • Alternatives to MPLS vary widely in terms of cost, performance and availability across geographic locations, which increases the complexity of managing wide-area networks.

  • As companies increasingly adopt cloud services, infrastructure and operations leaders are finding it harder to achieve an optimal mix of cost, performance and availability using MPLS alone.


To learn more details on the Key Findings and Recommendations for I&O leaders responsible for planning and enabling infrastructure delivery, download the report today


Gartner SD-WAN Is Killing MPLS, So Prepare to Replace It Now by Mike Toussaint, Danellie Young, Andrew Lerner, Neil Rickard, Published: 26 September 2018

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