State of the Network Study | 2021

Nearly 800 IT professionals weigh in on the workloads, challenges, data sources, and team collaboration required to drive service delivery in this year of digital transformation.

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For over 14 years, VIAVI Solutions has conducted the global State of the Network Study

Every year we ask networking and security professionals from around the world to tell us what challenges they have faced over the preceding 12 months. This data provides a barometer for the IT industry and examines trends over time, helping IT teams plan projects and optimize processes.

The past year has proved to be challenging, yet transformative for us as individuals, businesses, and as an industry. Most of us have needed to drastically alter our methods of collaborating, using tools like Teams, WebEx, or Zoom to accomplish our daily activities. As organizations, we were challenged to maintain smooth service delivery and optimal end-user experience despite such disruption. The 2021 VIAVI State of the Network reveals that we have emerged on the other side more resilient and poised to embrace new ways of achieving operational objectives to accelerate the digital transformation.

State of the Network by the Numbers

  • 14 Years
  • Over 6,500 respondents
  • Over 35 technologies covered
  • Over 210 questions asked
  • Responses from over 110 countries