The software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) is used to connect enterprise networks over lengthy geographic distances. This technology, which is a specific application of software-defined networking (SDN), can link branch offices with central corporate networks, as well as data centers separated by long distance.
While it has yet to be widely adopted by enterprises, it will be. Gartner estimates that 30 percent of enterprises will have deployed SD-WAN technology by 2019.
With awareness and adoption of SD-WAN on the rise, you should be taking notice. Your company can benefit from deploying this great technology, and here’s why.
Happy Birthday, SD-WAN
It has been just about 2 years since the SDWAN movement started. While many vendors claim to have been doing SDWAN since before it was cool, May/June 2014 really marks the birth of the technology (or at least SDWAN terminology), when Viptela, CloudGenix and VeloCloud came out of stealth over a 6 week period.
Technology Overview for SD-WAN: SD-WAN is an emerging technology that offers several benefits compared with traditional, router-based WANs. Network decision makers can achieve cost savings, increased agility and simplification with an SD-WAN. This research defines SD-WAN and highlights its benefits, risks and alternatives.
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