Emerging Networking and Unified Communications Vendors to Know in 2022

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Rick Whiting

The proliferation of hybrid/multi-cloud computing environments, coupled with the shift to remote working, is driving demand for next-generation networking and unified communications capabilities. Here’s a look at nine startups pushing the boundaries of network/CPU technology that solution providers should be aware of.

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Computing environments continue to expand beyond the data center to cloud platforms, internal and external applications, and a growing number of user devices. This places a strain on traditional computer networks to support and secure the increase in network traffic in an environment of increasing network complexity.

And with so many employees now working from home, demand continues to grow for more efficient unified communications capabilities to support remote workers.

A new report from Astute Analytics projects that the global network-as-a-service market alone will explode from $15.3 billion in 2021 to $1.19 trillion in 2027, representing a CAGR of 40.7%. The global unified communications space, meanwhile, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.9%, from $78.8 billion last year to $234.1 billion in 2028, according to a report by Vantage. MarketResearch.

Major vendors such as Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, and Microsoft are major players in the areas of networking and unified communications. But some of the most innovative products in this field are developed by startups.

Here’s a look at nine emerging vendors who are developing technologies that solution providers can use to build solutions that help their customers solve their biggest networking and unified communications challenges.

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Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently the Special Projects Editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects, including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the pace of Big Data for CRN. He can be contacted at [email protected]