SD-WAN: A Way to Enterprise-grade Operations

By CIOReview | Monday, January 15, 2018
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In this digital age, no longer the operations of any enterprise are bound to one region. While their operations continue to be conducted from different time zones and geographies, extending IT capabilities remains a challenge. Cloud-migration becomes the best recourse and enterprises deploy numerous cloud-based solutions. However, accessing cloud-based applications from the network built on legacy policies affect business productivity and enterprises are impelled to engage resources in troubleshooting. They also face a spate of issues like network congestion, packet loss, and service outage.  To overcome these predicaments, a software-defined WAN, known as SD-WAN can be utilized. 

Benefits of using SD-WAN   

As SD-WAN separates the network hardware from its control mechanism, businesses can build higher-performance WANs using lower-cost and commercially available internet access. With the deployment of SD-WAN, enterprises are able to reduce network downtime and manage the bandwidth optimally. Businesses can set the priority for application delivery over the cloud service through caching technique. Managing online traffic morphs into a simpler task and assign packet transfer requests to unutilized network resources. By using IPsec, SD-WAN safeguards network communication.

SD-WAN—A clear winner

Instead of relying on conventional networking policies that lead to loss of productivity and dissatisfied end-users, SD-WAN is a way to expedite business operations. Not just the businesses gain a clear view of their operations but also can control the underpinning solutions and services with SDF-WAN. At the end of the day, SD-WAN allows the businesses to attain the required the pace of operations without incurring a huge capital expenditure.