Gartner Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2020

"While 5G and SD-WAN remain highly hyped, COVID-19 instantly shifted I&O’s priorities, creating the need to dynamically, rapidly and temporarily scale to support a large remote workforce. This accelerated interest in cloud-based and consumption-based networking and security technologies."


Discover the 30 most hyped technologies and innovations in networking for 2020.

Key take-aways:

  • To remain competitive, enterprises must deliver just the right amount of network functionality and services, at the right time, and at the right cost. 

  • “The technologies covered in this Hype Cycle changed approximately 40% compared to 2019. 

  • Intent-based networking is in the Trough of Disillusionment as tangible real-world benefits and adoption are limited; while SD-WAN continues rapid movement as a mainstream technology. 


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Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2020 - Andrew Lerner, Danellie Young, 08 July 2020.

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