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Four events we expect in networking in 2018 include adoption of intent-based networking, further consolidation in the software-defined WAN market, acceleration of network function virtualization stabilization efforts based on the demand for virtualized services like software-defined WAN, and increased adoption of disaggregation. These portend the growing development and adoption of virtualized networking to address cloud, mobility and the Internet of Things.

In our “2018 Trends in Networking” report, we examine six trends impacting the networking market for the next twelve months. We rate each trend as having either a low, medium or high impact, provide recommendations for players in the market, and predict who the winners and losers will be in the changing networking landscape.

Download this complimentary report excerpt for a full analysis on the following two trends:

  • Consolidation will ramp up, spurred by the expansion of SD-WAN
  • Momentum in SD-WAN will accelerate progress in SDN/NFV