SD-WAN_EMG.JPG Large pockets of existing SD-WAN customers in several vertical marketsHealthcare, education, professional services What’s In It for Talari?Talari, its customers, employees, and investors have a path forward in an uncertain SD-WAN market. Global markets accessMassive distribution channelsRelevanceCustomer supportScaleCapitalComprehensive portfolio of products and servicesThe certainty that Talari has a futureWhat’s In It for Enterprises? The acquisition of Talari by Oracle should be good news for enterprises. IT managers have their eyes on SD-WAN, but with more than 70 mostly small providers where does the enterprise go with confidence? Oracle helps here.Major supply sourceMany enterprises are existing Oracle customersGlobal network coverage for sales and supportSD-WAN as part of the integrated network architectureOracle can educate the market, which is admittedly uncertain of what to doSD-WAN is an industry with many providers and lots of customers. But it carries with it a measure of uncertainty about its future. The Talari acquisition looks to be a move in the right direction.Overnight Research on Talari and Oracle was done by Eastern Management Group’s Network Research team. For more information on Talari and other SD-WAN matters talk to our analysts or contact jmalone@easternmanagement.com.Tags:News & ViewsMerger & acquisitionindustry consolidationSD-WANAnalyst InsightIndustry NewsNews & ViewsTechnology TrendsVendor News Articles You Might Like  Geographical opportunityEstablished SD-WAN market in the U.S., Latin America, and Asia PacificUnderdeveloped SD-WAN markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa SD-WAN Still All the Rage Ryan Daily September 17, 2019 To meet the demand of UC, companies like Verizon, NEC, and Masergy are integrating and optimizing SD-WAN. business_merger.jpg Our analysts believe market clarity and confidence may play a role in the tie-up of Talari and Oracle. Then there are other factors. We see the two biggest as Talari’s need for significant capital to build distribution and Oracle’s desire for an SD-WAN product. It already has distribution.Talari is a small company with more than 500 customers. The business has recently been growing more than 100% year-over-year. But can it sustain this pace for another five years? There are many competitors in an uncertain market.Talari needs to ramp up its distribution channel quickly, adding thousands of new partners if it’s to grow. But locking up VARs, systems integrators, and managed services providers is costly — and gets harder when you’re competing with Cisco, Juniper, and other large vendors with thousands of locked-up channel partners to sell their SD-WANs.As a pure-play company, Talari also needs a vastly more extensive portfolio of products and services for customers with more than 300 employees, the point at which IT managers play a significant role as buyers. All this takes money.Something for Everyonehere is something for everyone in the Talari acquisition. Let’s look at it from the perspectives of Oracle, Talari, and the enterprise customer.What’s In It for Oracle?The Talari acquisition gives Oracle several benefits: Established market for SD-WANEnterprise customers with more than 1,000 employees account for 20% of SD-WAN users todayMid-market businesses with 100 to 500 employees are another 20% of current SD-WAN users Oracle’s decision to acquire software-defined WAN provider Talari Network, announced yesterday, is an exciting play from different angles. It sheds light on what’s afoot in the nascent SD-WAN market. And, it presents an important puzzle piece to the several dozen providers, much like Talari, all eager to succeed as SD-WAN vendors.New SD-WAN ResearchIn a new SD-WAN survey conducted by the Eastern Management Group this month, 3,000 IT managers identified their global SD-WAN usage and plans. The study found 11% already use SD-WAN. The number will increase steadily, but just how far is unclear.Only 15% of the 3,000 respondents are confident they will use SD-WAN by 2024. And 59% don’t yet know if SD-WAN will play any role for their organizations in five years. Market assuranceThe SD-WAN market should continue to grow for another five years or longer The Eastern Management Group Searching for an SD-WAN Solution Tim Proctor October 02, 2019 As enterprises look to cut costs and manage networks more effectively, managed SD-WAN service providers are looking to help.  Inexpensive to playThere is speculation about a sizeable SD-WAN market down the road. Oracle can enter the market now for a reasonable investment. 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