With all the information about SD-WAN floating around the web, it’s can be hard to decipher the basics and true value it offers. Unless you’re the one deploying the solution, technical jargon, acronyms, and getting too deep into the technical specifications isn’t going to help your business case. If you’re looking for a simple, layman’s terms overview, this article is for you.
SD-WAN technology is really the continuation of moving applications into the cloud. Most businesses are familiar with Software as a Service applications like Office365. Businesses are also increasingly embracing cloud computing services such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, and they often manage Disaster Recovery and Backup services through the cloud.
What we don’t talk about as much is how network functions are moving to the cloud – and that’s where SD-WAN technology is so powerful. Businesses are used to managing their networks at a local level. By moving to the cloud, we can control and manage the network; provide visibility and analytics to the network; and provide insights that these businesses never had before over any connection.
Next, we layer mission-critical applications into the conversation. SD-WAN ultimately drives business outcomes by giving customers a better experience when accessing these applications.
At Parallel, we’re committed to better helping you understand this powerful solution. Be on the lookout for more informational resources about SD-WAN in the coming months. To learn more about our SD-WAN solution offering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.