Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN and Security company, released a report that provided insights into global SD-WAN and SASE planning. The survey was completed by 1,600 information technology (IT) enterprise decision-makers worldwide.

Businesses all over the world are dealing with a rapid pace of change and unpredictability which has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Enterprise leaders are shifting to cloud-first models to meet the needs of a workforce that is not confined to the traditional office. To keep employees productive and able to collaborate in Hybrid workplace environments, the right connectivity and security technologies are required. The status quo of legacy telco-managed technologies and complex do-it-yourself solutions are being challenged.

The chief analyst of Futuriom, Scott Raynovich says, “This year’s Aryaka State of the WAN includes many valuable insights backing up trends we see in the industry. These include the effects of hybrid work, with 75% projecting a quarter of their employees to remain at least part-time remote, and cloud connectivity demands skyrocketing with 51% planning to move away from traditional data centers over the next two years. Both initiatives will require more sophisticated network-as-a-service (NaaS) solutions with integrated security offerings.”