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SD-WAN Will Be Fueled By Collaboration Between Cloud Providers and Vendors

December 10, 2018 / Ali Longwell

The latest research from IHS Markit found that SD-WAN revenue reached $284 million during the third quarter of 2018, a 23 percent increase from the previous quarter. As SD-WAN grows, a number of collaborations between cloud service providers and vendors, as well as overall consolidation of providers, are moving the market forward. According to the research firm’s quarterly Data Center Network Equipment Tracker — which tracks SD-WAN appliances as well as SD-WAN control and management software — VMware led the overall SD-WAN market with 19 percent revenue share in the quarter. Cisco trailed the vendor with 13 percent share, and Aryaka followed closely behind. Cloud service providers have begun to understand the importance of SD-WAN and are offering it as part of a cloud service, according to Cliff Grossner, senior research director and advisor for cloud and data center at IHS Markit. During the third quarter of 2018, VMware and Microsoft Azure announced a new SD-WAN-dri...