What is Sd-wan and why it is important now?

Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is a network traffic distribution solution that employs software-defined networking (SDN) concepts to automatically find the most efficient way to route traffic to and from branch offices and data centre sites across wide area networks (WAN).

How SD-WAN is Improving Business Outcomes

Technology has generated new sorts of enterprises and disrupted entire industries during the last two decades. As enterprises rely more and more on mobile devices, IoT, and media-rich apps to accomplish a wide range of operations in order to gain productivity, efficiency, and cost savings, the current shift from MPLS-based networks to Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is such a game changer.

SD-WAN is a game-changer in a market that has been stagnant for the previous 20 years, focusing on an MPLS Network topology. SD-WAN is the outcome of the convergence of two new technologies:

  • Hybrid networking to transport business applications and data via Internet and mobile connectivity as alternative platform to MPLS.
  • Software solutions that provide central management and control over the WAN Routers, often deployed globally or in locations with limited local IT resources.
Benefits you can achieve by using SD-wan
  • Savings of $20 million on Operating Expenses(Op Ex) over three years for a retailer
  • An 80% reduction in cost/Mbpsfor a national insurance provider
  • Achieving 100% application uptime during network failuresfor a national food distributor
  • A 5-fold improvementin Office 365 performance for an energy provider
  • A 4-fold improvement in application latencyfor a healthcare provider
  • A 12-fold improvement in change control timefor a 3,000-site bank
  • Completing M&A integration in under 2 weeks for a Fortune 50 healthcare provider
  • Deploying guest wireless service at more than 1,000 storesfor a retailer
  • Securely isolating more than 100 business partnersfor a manufacturer with more than 1,000 sites in the US.