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How SD-WAN Benefits Today's Enterprises



SD-WAN Overview

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

Key Questions

Desired Network
  • 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?

Applications
  • 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

SD-WAN Features
  • Do you need WAN Optimization?

  • Do you require High Availability (HA) for the SD-WAN device?

Managed Services
  • 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.


Not sure where to start? Check out our solutions page and find out where to start.

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