How SD-WAN Benefits Today's Enterprises
SD-WAN is fundamentally about efficiency. It comes down to giving the people who work for you the tools they need to compete and win on a global stage - the ultimate responsibility of upper management. It touches your customers too - in a situation where network capacity becomes limited for whatever reason, SD-WAN gives you the power to prioritize bandwidth, ensuring that the applications most critical to customer experience don't skip a beat.
What is SD-WAN?
Software-Defined - Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a combination of technologies designed to offer a simpler approach to the WAN. It's being driven largely by the decreasing cost of bandwidth and the increase in cloud applications that reside outside of the legacy data centre. SD-WAN can be deployed over existing WAN connections, whether they are Internet (DIA, broadband, LTE) or private (MPLS, private line), in order to create a secure, private, fully meshed network. It offers simplified management, quicker turnup, better application performance, improved resiliency, and cost savings when compared to traditional approaches. Providers Edgeworx Solutions Inc has curated a portfolio of SD-WAN providers that include all of the market-leading providers for both DIY or fully managed WAN services.
Why Consider SD-WAN?
Cost savings vs. expensive private networks
Decreasing cost of Internet bandwidth
Improved performance for cloud applications
Increased resiliency and uptime across the entire network
Simplified network management, especially at branch sites
Drastically shorter time to deploy new locations
What is the goal of your SD-WAN project, in your own words?
Why are you looking at SD-WAN?
Desired SD-WAN Setup
Do you need to source new circuits at some or all sites?
Which applications are hosted in your data centre?
Which applications are hosted in the cloud?
Which applications are most mission-critical to your business?
Current Cloud Services
Do you need WAN Optimization?
Do you require High Availability (HA) for the SD-WAN device?
Desired Managed Services for SD-WAN
Do you want to bundle network and SD-WAN from one provider?
Edgeworx Solutions provides a variety of assessments to get started and can assist you in SD-WAN staffing support.
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