The software-defined WAN market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 70%, reaching $8 billion in 2021, IDC has forecasted. Enterprise adoption of UCaaS is, in part, fueling the interest in SD-WAN, according to Nemertes Research. But with rising demand for SD-WAN, at least one UCaaS provider – RingCentral – has observed some misinformation across its customer base.
The SD-WAN market, with some 60+ vendors by RingCentral’s count, is confusing for customers, said Curtis Peterson, SVP of operations at RingCentral, in a No Jitter briefing. “And one thing [is] for sure – not all SD-WAN is created equal.”
That’s not to say that any one vendor is bad or any one vendor is getting it right and should be crowned king of the market, Peterson added.