3 Benefits from SD-WAN for a Smooth Transition to SaaS

ATCHISON FRAZER | June 21, 2018

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As a trend in business IT, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) might seem like old news. Major SaaS applications, from Salesforce to Microsoft Office 365, have been productivity staples for many years, and cloud services in general are continuing their long-term trajectory of consuming bigger portions of IT budgets each year. Gartner estimated annual cloud-related spend will reach $216 billion by the end of the decade, representing a roughly $1 trillion shift away from enterprise data centers between 2016 and 2020.

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