SD-WAN: Paving the Future for Enterprise Management
By Telecom Tech Outlook | Monday, April 15, 2019
With the growth in enterprises, there is also the need to accommodate a strong network solution for the large amounts of data. An SD-WAN or software-defined wide area network is enhancing most of the companies by becoming an integral part of them. Most enterprises have had enough complications involving their network, so most of them are converting to SDNs. SDN makes the networks faster, safer, user-friendly and cost-efficient to build and operate. SD-WAN will simplify enterprise connectivity networks to branch offices and far away locations. It provides the required flexibility, centralized monitoring, centralized control and reduces the money spent on a wide area network (WAN).
More business applications and workflows are integrated into the cloud by more companies. Multiple cloud service consumption makes it easier to operate across multiple devices over the WAN between multiple parties. Enterprise cloud consumption is versatile and flexible, implying that anyone looking to use the cloud should have similar quality networking, reliability and predictability which enterprise users, CEOs, and CIOs have come to expect from their private WANs. Big data application companies need to post thousands of updates every day to their data pool and make an ever-changing list of predictions from this data. More data means more decision-making resources–and this is why companies at the enterprise level are often compatible with big data. Managing this type of real-time data volumes on an adaptable platform like the cloud is a must. One of the reasons why SD-WANs catch on quickly is networks that are versatile and reliable while keeping costs low. These companies have seen the benefits of software-defined networks with massive cloud data pools to manage.
Using SD-WAN, an enterprise can easily increase or decrease the bandwidth. SD-WAN is much cheaper when compared to multiprotocol label switching (MPLS). It efficiently uses the full potential of the available network connections without the concerns of having backup links. SD-WAN encrypts WAN traffic and improves network security. Its ability to incorporate with an existing MPLS network allows SD-WAN to manage the traffic so as to adapt to the network conditions. It can deploy quickly and manage multiple devices. SD-WAN also enhances application experiences.
IT enterprises have to consider applying hybrid WAN architectures to improve performance and cost benefits of internet circuits. SD-WAN promises to revolutionize networking. It will continue to evolve and provide the users with improved connectivity which allows breaking further away from corporate LAN.