Posts about Software-Defined Wide Area Networking

Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) offers enterprise users a way to implement virtual private networks (VPNs) at a much lower cost than today’s operator-managed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPNs. However, today’s SD-WAN solutions put the enterprise in charge of all aspects of the network, including local access and backbone transport. That may be too much of a management burden to take on for already-overloaded IT departments ...

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Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is a very hot topic. For enterprises, SD-WAN offers a way to cut up-front costs, but it may leave them open to longer-term support costs as well as issues with service assurance. For service providers, SD-WAN represents a threat to their traditional managed virtual private network (VPN) offerings but it also represents an opportunity to extend their reach and provide more flexible enterprise networking solutions ...
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