2017 State of the WAN – Guide to WAN Architecture and Design, By Dr. Jim Metzler

2017 State of the WAN – Guide to WAN Architecture and Design, By Dr. Jim Metzler

Dr. Jim Metzler’s annual State of the WAN Results and Executive Summary has been published for 2017.

Published by Webtorial’s Analyst Division, Metzler’s report includes, “the most current statistics, trends and analysis regarding the State of the WAN in 2017.”

“The primary goals of the 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design are to make enterprise network organizations aware of the emerging alternatives to the traditional approaches to WAN architecture, management and security and to help them understand the key differences in those alternatives.” – Webtorials.

The guide includes:

  • Part 1: State of the WAN –  Provides insight into the current state of the WAN and it contains the results of a survey that was distributed in May of 2016.
  • Part 2: WAN Evolution – Contains the description of a hypothetical company called NeedsToChange and describes how each of the sponsors suggested that NeedsToChange should evolve its WAN.
  • Part 3: Planning for a Successful Transition to a New WAN – Includes Jim Metzler’s research and guidance with a best-practices roadmap for enterprise network organizations.

You can access the full report via Webtorials here.