Five top enterprise network pain points and how to overcome them

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Ricardo Belmar, Senior Director of Worldwide Product Marketing at InfoVista, has published a neat post on how to overcome top five network pain points in the enterprise with application-aware SD-WAN.

With the digital transformation, enterprises and service providers are faced with great pressure to deliver the tools that will provide the expected quality of experience.

Network performance is the key to it and since CIOs and IT need an ability to dynamically orchestrate the performance and user experience of any and every application in real time, regardless the size of the network, a number of sites or number of users. With that in mind, SD-WAN has emerged as a key business requirement for a good network strategy.

Enterprises in all industries are facing several network problems, including:

  1. An unpredictable application environment, with new applications being added daily by users, with or without the permission of IT (shadow IT)
  2. The inability of the network to deliver consistent application performance that maps back to business goals, for example, ensuring one business-critical application such as Skype for Business is always on
  3. A lack of visibility into how much bandwidth specific applications consume and how well they are performing
  4. The inability to most efficiently route traffic between links to optimize bandwidth, cost and performance for applications hosted in the cloud or on-premise
  5. Performance problems with specific applications such as Office 365, Skype for Business, a customer relationship management (CRM) system, unified communications, SAP solutions, Salesforce, point-of-sale (PoS) systems in retail, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and other industry-specific applications that may be a critical part of an enterprise’s day-to-day operations

According to Belmar, SD-WAN, or SD-WAN as a service brings the same level of agility across the network environment but there are also five key requirements of an application-aware SD-WAN that will help companies realize full benefits, including visibility, control, dynamic path selection, security, and WAN optimization.

Belmar concludes that SD-WAN is helping enterprises overcome their biggest pain points and deliver the consistent QoE that users expect.

You can check out more details in the full post over at Thefastmode.com site.

 

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