SD-WAN, known as Software Defined Wide-Area-Network allows a business to manage all of it’s data connections, traffic management and hardware for the entire company through a single software package. SD-WAN is transport agnostic and enables multiple network topologies and services to be used such as broadband cable internet access, DSL internet access, satellite internet access, cellular (wireless LTE or 5G), line-of-site, and MPLS (Mulitprotocol Label Switching) to provide the highest application stability.
Having multiple connections helps ensure that in the event of an outage or even service degradation, other connections can be leveraged to keep the business running.
SD-WAN enables the business to:
In addition to being more affordable, SD-WANs have many other benefits. If you intend to switch to SD-WAN it is always advisable to keep certain SD-WAN migration considerations in mind.
How does it work?
SD WAN typically utilizes different types of internet access to ensure optimization of all IT application needs such as UCaaS, SaaS, VoIP, email, etc (any application).
Using diverse internet circuits allow you to take advantage of public broadband alongside MPLS, instead of relying solely on expensive dual MPLS connections from multiple providers. This network architecture provides lower costs AND increased network performance.
SD-WAN provides intelligence that:
SD-WAN software puts the power in your hands so that you’ll have less to manage and can better focus on high-priority projects rather than the latest IT “fire”.
You’ll have the tools to simply track your priority services to ensure the best experience for your customers and employees which adds to the businesses bottom line.
Challenges of Traditional WAN:
The advantages of SD-WAN over the other similar technology are as follow:
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