Businesses today are driven by mobile workforces and a need to rely on data and applications in the cloud. IT needs to adapt to this new reality, and simplifying the infrastructure is a big step in the right direction. One network with one security framework for all users and all applications will make your IT leaner and more agile.
Wide Area Networks are a critical component of today’s business infrastructure, but WANs erratic performance frustrates users, especially for low-latency applications like VoIP calling, video conferencing, video streaming, and virtualised applications and desktops. WAN capacity can also be expensive and difficult to expand, manage and troubleshoot.
SD-WAN products address these problems. As a replacement for traditional technologies, such as MPLS and VPN, it applies software-defined networking (SDN) concepts to WAN connections. Unlike traditional WANs, SD-WAN delivers increased network agility and cost reduction by directing traffic from network hardware to individual applications for improved app performance as well as quality user experiences over geographically dispersed locations such as branch offices, corporate data centres, and on cloud platforms.