AT&T Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape on SD-WAN
Working to Deploy Edge-to-Edge Capabilities in Over 28,000 locations
AT&T* is working to deploy SD-WAN in more than 28,000 locations around the world, making us the largest SD-WAN provider globally.1 We’re delivering on our vision to help businesses be more efficient, process more data, and run more applications than ever before.
Software-defined networks are accelerating business transformation and SD-WAN is the next big leap for enterprise networks. It helps companies move their workloads from one edge to another, and is part of the edge-to-edge glue that holds together devices, sensors, applications, clouds, and end-users.
IDC has recognized our SD-WAN strategy in its first Global IDC MarketScape report on SD-WAN managed services. Analyst Ghassan Abdo, research vice president, Worldwide Telecom Cloud and Virtualization Services at IDC says in the report:
“AT&T is a Leader in the 2018 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Communication SP SD-WAN Managed Services. Network virtualization is a key strategic focus for AT&T, in response to changing network economics and demand by customers for increased flexibility and faster service introduction. AT&T is deploying an "Edge to Edge Intelligence" vision underscoring the shift of intelligence and compute to the enterprise branch and network edge. Beginning in 2015, AT&T was on a journey to roll out software-defined WAN solutions that align with their strategic vision of virtualization and addressing the emerging needs of the edge.
AT&T early commercial success is notable with SD-WAN deployments in retail, services, and other industries. 2”
No matter what these business site types are, our SD-WAN can help increase flexibility, scale deployments, and tie multiple edges together. It takes advantage of the virtualized future-ready AT&T FlexWareSM platform and can use practically any connection type.
“Networking should be simple and customizable for any company,” said Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer, AT&T Business. “Everything in our portfolio has been marching toward that goal. SD-WAN is the capstone of our vision for software-centric networks that meets specific needs for businesses – application, performance and reliability.”