Gartner predicts that by 2023, 90% of all WAN edge infrastructure refresh initiatives will be based on virtual or SD-WAN technology. In the age of software-defined everything, manufacturers and service providers are working hard to establish themselves as leading SD-WAN providers. By integrating SD-WAN with its existing Meraki and ISR product lines, Cisco has continued to solidify their place as the industry leader.
Since being acquired by Cisco in 2012, Meraki has become one of the top performing product lines at Cisco. Meraki has emerged as a full-fledged solution with multiple cloud-focused product lines spanning from traditional networking and mobile device management (MDM) to security cameras. With Meraki’s success and vast customer base, adding SD-WAN software to the platform was a no-brainer.