BUILDING A BETTER WAN with SD-WAN
The wide area network (WAN) has always been about connecting users to applications and moving data over long distances. This includes connectivity for collaboration among enterprise users, clients, suppliers, and partners across distributed geographical locations. It also includes the movement of data over distances for disaster recovery and business continuity.
Those requirements still exist today, however, the explosion of cloud services and new WAN connectivity such as Broadband has created a rethinking of the enterprise WAN. Companies, more than in previous years, are now looking to the Internet as their WAN, which opens the door for faster WAN provisioning and the ability to use multiple WAN paths at the same time. This WAN transformation, along with new functions expected by the WAN are referred to as the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN).
Read the white paper on SD-WAN: Welcome to a “SNAP-SHOT” of Software-Defined WAN to understand the value of creating a private network using standard broadband, wireless, and private line VPN connections.