“SASE holds great appeal because it unifies and simplifies networking and security across a wide variety of network use cases, ranging from larger headquarter/branch networks down to individual users,” said Mauricio Sanchez, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group.
SASE is the hottest network security topic in 2020 with the number of vendors touting SASE solutions exploding,” said Mauricio Sanchez, Director at Dell’Oro Group
“We are still operating in unchartered territories but at this point, it appears that the market sentiment for infrastructure investments is improving and the nadir is now in the past,” said Stefan Pongratz, Vice President and analyst with the Dell’Oro Group.
“The network security market was still in the grips of the pandemic in 2Q20,” said Mauricio Sanchez, Research Director, Network Security and Data Center Appliances. “We foresee the current market dynamics to continue in 3Q20 and only begin shifting again late 2020 or early 2021
“The major U.S. and China based Cloud service providers have accelerated expansion of server capacity to meet the demands of remote work and learning,”said Baron Fung, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group. “However, signs of a digestion cycle of lower growth in the second half 2020 may be imminent as the recent build-up is potentially leading to Cloud capacity and component inventories in excess of demand,” explained Fung.
Stefan Pongratz, Vice President of Dell’Oro Group, an independent market analysis, and research firm, says that the increased complexity with the various 5G technologies in combination with the shift towards Open RAN will potentially introduce new challenges to CSP operational teams tasked with managing end-to-end performance.
Sameh Boujelbene, senior research director at Dell’Oro Group, agreed with Murphy in a recent blog post, in which she drove home the opinion the acquisition was a strategic and complementary one, rather than opportunistic. She argued that Inphi’s was already well positioned in the electro-optics interconnect market.
With the first phase of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) reverse auction kicking off on Oct. 29, vendors are gearing up for deployments with their service provider customers, but meaningful revenue may not occur until 2022.
Open RAN technology — which refers to the separation of the hardware and software components of the radio access network (RAN) — has gained a lot of attention over the past year. And with good reason. Open RAN opens the door to more potential RAN vendors and makes hardware and software from different vendors interoperable, which in turn leads to cost savings for operators and more flexibility in the mobile network.
“SASE isn’t necessarily a completely new technology, but its integration of existing technologies in a differentiated way,” said Mauricio Sanchez, research director at Dell’Oro Group, in a call with SDxCentral.