ESG Research Report: SASE Trends

Abstract:

The amount of interest in secure access service edge (SASE) architectures has exploded over the last 18 months. Organizations struggle using traditional, on-premises-based network and security solutions to support distributed, cloud-centric enterprise environments. While this has been an increasing challenge over the last few years, the pandemic and resulting spike in newly remote workers pushed many organizations to a tipping point. At the same time, the broad applicability of SASE leads to some confusion about where to begin and which technologies are required, exacerbated by legacy organizational dynamics.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking

ESG Brief: Networking Predictions for 2022

Abstract:

2021 is headed for the history books, and we now turn our attention towards the new year. The last year—well to be more precise, the last two years—have brought about significant changes in network environments as digital transformation initiatives, cloud computing adoption, edge computing and hybrid work models impact how networks are acquired, deployed, and managed. The rate of change has only been matched by the pace of innovation as network technologies rapidly evolve to deliver enhanced functionality and secure experiences. As a result, there are a number of key technologies and architectures to follow in 2022.

Topics: Networking

ESG Brief: Network Security Predictions for 2022

Abstract:

This brief looks at some the key trends and events that will shape network security technologies, suppliers, and customers in 2022.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking

ESG Complete Survey Results: Network Security Trends in Hybrid Cloud Environments

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of cybersecurity and IT/information security professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between June 2, 2021 and June 21, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be cybersecurity and IT/information security professionals familiar with their organization’s network security tools and processes and responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and/or operating corporate network security controls across public cloud infrastructure and on-premises data centers/private cloud.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on network security tools and strategies used to protect both public cloud environments and on-premises data centers, as more organizations look to take a more hybrid approach to IT.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Complete Survey Results: 2021 SASE Trends: Plans Coalesce But Convergence Will Be Phased

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of cybersecurity, networking, and IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) and Western Europe (UK, France, and Germany) between June 29, 2021 and July 20, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be cybersecurity, networking, and IT professionals involved with networking and security technology and processes and with some level of familiarity with SASE.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on understanding the trigger points that are influencing SASE initiatives and determining the extent to which specific technologies and products are being included in support of SASE now and how that is expected to change.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking

ESG Research Report: 2022 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

In order to assess technology spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 706 senior IT decision makers representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America, Western Europe, and Asia-Pacific. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organization’s 2021 IT spending as well as their 2022 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or a business unit/division/branch level.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration data management

ESG Complete Survey Results: 2022 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada), Western Europe (UK, France, and Germany), and Asia Pacific (Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore) between September 9, 2021 and September 29, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be senior IT decision makers familiar and involved with their organization’s overall 2022 IT budget and spending plans.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on 2022 IT budget expectations, technology initiatives and priorities, year-over-year spending change (overall and by different technologies), cloud adoption/usage trends, and the impact of ransomware on both IT and business operations.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration IT Spending Intentions data management

ESG Infographic: 2021 Network Modernization Trends

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Today's distributed networking environments have IT organizations scrambling to address new challenges, according to recent ESG research. But fresh technologies and emerging strategies have the potential to bring in benefits if executed well.

Topics: Networking

ESG Research Report: Network Modernization in Highly Distributed Environments

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The broad adoption of public cloud services as a source and repository of business-critical data and the increasingly distributed nature of IT environments generally and workforces specifically are impacting network infrastructure in terms of both requirements and challenges. In addition to assessing how modern, distributed environments are impacting network requirements and subsequent architecture, it is imperative to understand how key initiatives like cloud and automation are driving and shaping network strategies. Against the backdrop of all these changes, what kind of interest are organizations showing in new networking technologies like WiFi 6, 5G, and SONiC?

Topics: Networking

ESG Master Survey Results: Network Modernization Trends

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between May 21, 2021 and June 3, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be professionals familiar with their organization’s entire network environment.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the impact of modern, distributed cloud environments on network infrastructure and strategies, spanning data centers, campus, and branch/edge locations.

Topics: Networking