2020 is a dynamic time in enterprise networking. Enterprise organizations are relying on networking technology more than ever as they navigate the ensuing economic disruption caused by the global pandemic. Even without COVID, the scale of traffic traversing the network continues to expand as more users, devices and applications flood the network, creating the need for higher bandwidth connections at faster speeds.
Furthermore, businesses around the globe are undertaking digital transformation (DX) efforts to embrace 3rd Platform technologies such as cloud computing, ubiquitous mobile connectivity, big data analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.
Key elements of network transformation initiatives include security being paramount, software-defined capabilities extending across all areas of the network (from the datacenter to the enterprise campus and out to the wide area network), and a desire among enterprises for a network with cloud-like agility and flexibility to support the increasingly demanding needs of the business.
Legacy networking systems strain to efficiently handle these technologies that have become critically important for enterprises. This has led organizations to simultaneously pursue transformations of their enterprise networks. Technology suppliers are standing by, ready to help organizations through this DX journey. Here is the cross-section of enterprise network infrastructure suppliers IDC tracks:
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