It’s true that SD-WAN can give businesses reliable access to cloud applications and combine bandwidth for branch sites. These benefits are helping enterprises and mid-size businesses alike.
Traditional networks struggle to keep up with the evolving demands of today’s digital business. SD-WAN offers more by allowing businesses to combine and software define multiple network technologies to meet their specific requirements. SD-WAN can serve up bandwidth-on-demand and deliver consistent network performance across multiple sites.
With the ability to combine dedicated data connections with low-cost broadband links in the WAN, conserving their data networks for critical, high bandwidth applications gives a business flexibility and redundancy.
Here are four Benefits of SD-WAN:
- Creating agile and efficient virtualized branch offices Enterprises can consume network functions on-demand and outside of a single platform. SD-WAN will enable more virtualization of traditional, physical network functions in the branch and virtualize branch connectivity, networking and security systems and then manage them centrally.
- Transforming branch offices into network nodes SD-WAN could be hosted at each branch location, both in hardware and virtualized (software) formats, without compromising performance or ease of management.
- Improving overall organization security SD-WAN can segment branch offices from the WAN and help prevent attacks that start in any one branch from spreading across the whole enterprise.
- SD-WAN offers more managed services Working with a carrier that offers managed SD-WAN frees up in-house IT staff to work on internal goals. Managed SD-WAN also means businesses can operate on a pay-as-you-go model, reducing CAPEX, and improving network quality.