SD-WAN as the answer to today’s networking demands


Network transformation is moving from hardware centric to software-defined. This is raising the bar for traditional data centers and enterprises, as businesses strive to gain agility to meet the new software-defined demand. With SD-WAN, enterprises can ensure that critical applications run continuously at excellent performance; and ultimately, meet the demands of modern day branch offices, cloud migrations and automation, not at least through cost saving.

Hereby, SD-WAN technology creates hybrid networks, which join multiple access technology services, as well as dynamic traffic routing and real-time provision. Last is available on bandwidth, but can also reduce aggregate bandwidth costs. SD-WAN gives additional options when it comes to the configuration of the network itself. It utilizes different types of networks that weren’t available in the past. In a traditional network, a dedicated MPLS network is needed to send critical traffic, whereas less important traffic is directed via less expensive networks. With the SD-WAN technology, everything is handled on a different level, meaning configured software can be implemented and applied for different application types.


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Overall, a company that is interested in the best Return-on-Investment regarding software-defined network technology would go for SD-WAN. SD-WAN gives the ability to mix and match multiple WAN network types and synchronize different network traffic classes. SD-WAN will allow a company’s network to become much more efficient and dynamic. Over the time, companies can book monthly savings on the network spend versus the one-time specs on new hardware and will find out that it’s a no-brainer. With SD-WAN, you will obtain an increased network capacity, cost reduction, better performance, as well as reliability for critical applications.

Summing up, as global enterprises and services are growing, it is relevant to access information and applications via the cloud. This means, the traditional network is no longer a viable solution without SD-WAN. Moreover, a direct connection with the public internet can lead to increased latency, packet loss and jitters. Finally, SD-WAN offers enormous potential to enterprises with a global footprint and significant traffic, as it ensures impressive savings over the time.


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Considered the Jack of all geek trades, Jeffrey Ching has been working in an out of the IT and computer hardware industry for over 20 years. His passion for creation is expressed through digital media, photography and software development. Also an avid gamer, occasional cosplayer, martial artist and classically trained Japanese sword craftsman.