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High costs leapfrogged complexity as the biggest challenge IT leaders face with their wide area networks.

James Anderson

January 21, 2022

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Customers are factoring cost into their WAN decisions more than ever, according to a new study.

Aryaka Networks released its sixth State of the WAN survey, which revealed interesting results about how enterprise customers are navigating hybrid work and a multicloud world. For example, 64% of IT leaders are deploying secure access service edge (SASE) or plan to deploy it in 2022. SASE brings together advanced security and networking features into a single, cloud-based platform.

The survey queried 1,600 IT decision makers across the globe.

Aryaka's Shashi Kiran

Aryaka’s Shashi Kiran

Aryaka chief marketing officer Shashi Kiran told Channel Futures that the majority of customers are buying SASE through channel partners. Moreover, a “significant portion” wants to consume SASE in a managed or co-managed model.

We listed eight interesting excerpts from the WAN study in the slideshow above.

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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