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In a recent survey we interviewed IT leaders in the UK to find out the future direction of SD WAN and SASE projects and the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on prioritisation.

67% of surveyed organisations will have deployed SD WAN by summer 2022.

SD-WAN SASE Facts

 

SD-WAN SASE Facts

But, many still prefer separate vendors for routing, firewall and/or WAN optimisation.

 

94% of survey respondents were SASE aware, but the market appears unclear of it’s relationship to SD WAN.

SD-WAN SASE Facts

 

SD-WAN SASE Facts

54% are prioritising improvements on visibility and security for home workers and cloud infrastructure.

 

51% are looking to reduce management overhead and cost.

SD-WAN SASE Facts

 

SD-WAN SASE Facts

Since the pandemic, priorities have changed to accelerate SD WAN and SASE adoption in some key areas.

 

1 in 4 organisations are looking to migrate applications to the cloud.

SD-WAN SASE Facts

 

SD-WAN SASE Facts

45% of our respondents stated that they prefer the centralised security and single point of entry offered by MPLS

 

Lack of skills and management complexity is a barrier to adopting SD WAN.

SD-WAN SASE Facts

 

SD-WAN SASE Facts

50% are prioritising projects to improve application performance.

 
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