Blog » India’s First State of SD-WAN Report
2015 – 2020, it has been an amazing journey of building products for our customers. India has woken up to the potential of network transformation, and the power we now have with Lavelle Networks at your side, to take your business online as fast as you want. In a digital world – A fast, simple, and safe network mean business transactions will work well. As simple as that.
While our competitors were inventing alphabet soups like “Secure SD-WAN”, “SD-Branch” and they kept themselves busy adding “SD” to whatever they were selling before :-), we were busy doing what we do well at Lavelle Networks. Put our heads down, work hard for our customers’ real problems, and happy to call the solution whatever our customers want us to call them.
Lighting up ATMs and bank branches in all corners of the country, improving warehouse connectivity to ERP systems, helping small businesses connect to their Tally ERP during COVID-19 ….the list is long. And so we bring our pride at bringing the latest in SD-WAN to our home – India.
As FY 2019-20 came to an end, the global outbreak of COVID-19 ushered in an age of unprecedented Internet usage for all of us to stay connected to our businesses and relationships. Measures planned for emergency business continuity became the new normal.
Meanwhile, we have experienced amazing growth in Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) among the digital Indian enterprises, ever since we entered the market in 2017. All around us, we were privileged to have a ringside view of digital transformation among our customers and partners. The enterprise network was becoming a valuable source of insights, rather than just being data connectivity infrastructure. Business and employee productivity were being directly correlated to network availability, network performance, and security. A great network meant more business got done, more results were achieved. Whether it was our customers servicing insurance policies at their branches, or an e-commerce giant shipping out goods by the second, it was all showing up in network visibility graphs and reports.
In 2020, COVID-19 drove home the point that the internet and cloud connectivity is paramount to a business. The ability to remotely control their networks using SD-WAN made a big difference to customers who had adopted SD-WAN versus those who stayed on legacy networks.
We were provoked by the transformational change brought by SD-WAN to our customers, to research the impact of this technology on the Indian enterprise landscape. In this report, we bring to you a distilled analysis of the sweeping phenomenon of SD-WAN in the Indian enterprise market.
Over the last few years we have been talking to numerous IT experts about SD-WAN for their Business and we realized we had been interacting with the best of IT minds in India.
In order to analyze the state of SD-WAN in our home market, we conducted a survey to understand this better. The majority of respondents were CIOs, IT Heads and IT engineers from India, specializing in IT services.
In terms of their length of time in the industry, respondents had varying levels of experience and held a range of job titles.