SD-WAN technologies and services are growing fast. In 2018, nearly 25% of enterprises plan to deploy SD-WAN. By 2020, 50% of routers will support SD-WAN. It sounds great, but do you have the knowledge, expertise, and experience for your SD-WAN implementation to be successful? You may know the promises, but do you know the challenges, and how to mitigate your existing WAN infrastructure?
Matt Hiles was interviewed in a recent EDUcast to discuss SD-WAN technology and services. Matt describes the promises; performance, capacity, and availability. He then presents the challenges when an enterprise does-it-themselves. Matt then moves on to discuss the value propositions of using SD-WAN as-a-Service, driven by a proprietary SD-WAN supply chain, to overcome many challenges, and delivers everything through a single point of contact for SD-WAN and network services.
What you will learn in this EDUcast:
SD-WAN DIY: The Promise vs the Challenges:
- Increased Performance, Capacity, Availability
- Strain on IT Resources: Quality vs Quantity
- Underestimating Network Complexity
- CAPEX vs OPEX
- IT Staff Responsibility
SD-WAN as-a-Service: A Paradigm Shift:
- Turn-key SD-WAN with Multiple, Diverse Carrier Services
- Single Vendor Solution
- SD-WAN as-a-Service: The Supply Chain Model