SD-WAN is a hot topic in today’s market. But how does it benefit your business? Over the next 3 weeks I will be publishing articles to lead up to our SD-WAN Lunch & Learn. In addition to generating interest, my hope is I can spur questions that can be asked of our experts. The first topic is the speed of deployment, followed by the key components, and ending with some great use cases.
SD-WAN Provides Faster Deployment over traditional methods of branch deployment. Velocloud, one of the industry leaders in SD-WAN architecture, says that provisioning branches is faster with automated zero-touch deployment, simplified configuration, orchestration and on-going monitoring with centralized troubleshooting tools. Eric Barrett, CenturyLink’s senior director of network product management, is quoted saying, “SD-WAN makes it even easier to push configuration and policies to every location, whether it’s a single new office or changes to be applied all at once to 100 different locations.” This technology can also be leveraged during a merger and acquisition to lower on-boarding times for new sites. By simply deploying a single edge device with cloud management, IT teams have less worry when it comes to adding in a new location to their network.
Stay tuned for next weeks topic; key components of Software Defined Wide Area Networks. If you would like to attend our SD-WAN Lunch & Learn, click here to secure your seat.