SD-WAN Vendor Lock-in Walls to Come Tumbling Down with Enea, Intel and flexiWAN with Open Source SD-WAN PoC
Analyst Quick Take
Disruption in the SD-WAN segment is just around the corner. Next week in the Hague at the SDN NFV World Congress, three partners Enea, flexiWAN and Intel will unveil the first SD-WAN Open Source PoC to the industry. The solution is based on the following components:
This move promises to lead the SD-WAN segment to the next level of flexible programming and high throughput for purpose-built SD-WAN applications. Enterprises are averse to the vendor lock-in that certain SD-WAN solution approaches demand – and the disruption that the Enea-flexiWAN-Intel will bring is a welcome move to shake things up.
Why Open Source?
The hardware segment of networking and data centre has broken down the model for proprietary equipment. The SD-WAN market has caught on to this movement as we have seen with more and more managed service provider announcements concerning whitebox uCPE initiatives that will support from 4 to 6 VNFs (typically) to run a variety of VNFs via the support of service chaining.
Click on the below links to see the following blogs:
‘GTT Adds uCPE to SD-WAN’ – July 30, 2019
‘Colt Launches New uCPE with ADVA to Revolutionize the Network Edge’ – July 19, 2019
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