Here's Who Made Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant For Wired And Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Changing Demands

Over the past 12 months, the market has increasingly focused on network service applications versus hardware components due to the of lack of differentiation, according to Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure.

Gartner said organizations are no longer making buying decisions based on the speeds and feeds of the hardware, but on the software capabilities around automation, security, management and configuration. Applications at the edge of the campus network are the mainstay of the access layer and use information connected from devices and network equipment to make business decisions. Other emerging trends include new pricing models, including per-use connectivity, as well as the need for network assurances and SLAs in the access layer.

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