Even the most basic of SD-WAN solutions are a significant step in the right direction for organisations looking for features such as: the ability to use multiple forms of transport, dynamic path selection, centralized management, zero-touch provisioning, encrypted connections and so on. However, basic SD-WAN solutions fall short in regard to delivering the vision of a business-first networking model. And they fall short even further in providing a fully automated business-first networking model.
When users complain about application performance, it can often be unclear to IT what the cause of the issue may be as it could range from being rooted in the network, a security breach, a misconfiguration, poor application design, insufficient allocation of resources to the application and so on.
SD-WAN is being used by geographically distributed organisations due to its efficiency and dramatic cost saving prospects. They help to improve the responsiveness and agility of businesses.
Gartner reports that by 2020, more than half of WAN infrastructure refreshes will be based on SD-WAN.
The opportunity to cut networking costs by 60% is changing enterprises' architecture by offloading traffic to an optimised, secure, internet-based leg.
This eBook will show how you can:
By the end of 2019, 50% of enterprises will use SD-WAN technology across their remote sites—up from less than 1% today.
However, the performance and convenience gains of SD-WAN over traditional WAN come largely at the expense of centralized security provided by backhauling network traffic through the data center, where everything can be checked and filtered in one place.
SD-Branch solution provides a simplified, software-based approach to branch office network services. With centralized orchestration and management for SD-WAN and traditional routing infrastructures, SD-Branch delivers on-demand network services, makes adding new services and changes easy without a truck-roll/site visit, and eliminates hardware appliances for branch network services functions. With SD-Branch, you can increase flexibility and deliver new or updated services quickly while saving time and costs.
Unified communications (UC) has been a market in the making for nearly two decades now. Despite the gap between hype and adoption, over the past couple of years, UC has seen a sharp increase in interest consequent adoption. The catalyst for this resurgence has been the growth of UC as-a-Service (UCaaS) where companies can buy and access all their UC apps from the cloud.
TCO = CapEx (Capital Expediture) + OpEx (Operating Expnditure)
IT departments strive for cost-effective collaboration and connectivity.
In particular businesses expanding across the globe must find effective ways to maximise the benefits of network deployment, reducing scaling costs.
1. Re-evaluate network costs
According to IDC, the SD-WAN market is expected to reach $1.19 billion, as enterprises are looking to solve global network challenges created by the increase in mobile users, globalization, and especially the migration of mission-critical applications moving to the cloud.
However, is SD-WAN a good option to replace MPLS Connectivity?
Yes! Let me tell you why:
- MPLS is expensive
- MPLS takes months to deploy
- MPLS is not designed for cloud and SaaS connectivity