Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) is, as the name would suggest, a software-defined approach to configuring and managing wide-area networks (WANs). Simply put, you can think of it as air traffic control for your networks. As an air traffic controller, you have full view of hundreds of WAN connections from multiple global locations. At your command, traffic can be directed, diverted and deployed safely to its intended destination; keeping your business’ traffic flow running smoothly and securely.
SD-WAN, in essence, is the technology that simplifies the operation and management of the many network connections between sites in an organisation. This enables improvement of application performance, resulting in enhanced user experience, increased business productivity and reduced costs for IT.
The market for SD-WAN remains hot as many organisations are deploying the technology to solve WAN bandwidth limitations, provide reliability/resiliency and improve quality of user experience for cloud-based applications. What’s more, dozens of suppliers are rapidly innovating and maturing their SD-WAN products with innovations in cloud, support for leading SaaS applications, security, and management/automation platforms.
Leveraging the power of Cisco Meraki, Daisy’s SD-WAN solution uses software running in the cloud and a centralised control function to securely and intelligently direct traffic across the WAN, providing simplicity at an organisational level, and guaranteeing flexibility and control, as well as facilitating a predictable application experience.
That’s what all the buzz is about.