Software-defined WAN simplifies the deployment and management of branch offices networks, despite their growing complexity and a lack of onsite IT staff. With zero-touch, rapid deployment, no specialized skills are required to plug in an SD-WAN gateway and watch as it is discovered, provisioned, and brought online.
Using policy based management, a single network engineer can extend their reach to administer hundreds of SD-WAN devices, distributing policy changes to the installed base in minutes, increasing agility and reducing errors. The key technology is the centralized management and orchestration platform which translates business requirement policies into operational rules that are transmitted to all SD-WAN devices across the enterprise network.
Software-defined WAN is quickly replacing traditional Wide Area Networks (WANs) as more enterprises realize the need to rethink networking for today’s cloud-centric world. SD-WAN simplifies the way networks are designed, deployed and managed. It also brings powerful capabilities that increase the efficiency and agility of IT teams, with SD-WAN, many organizations have been able to:
- Reduce MPLS costs whilst improving redundancy
- Simplify branch office networks allowing centralized operations
- Improve application performance whilst enhancing network security
The transition to software-defined WAN is easier than you might expect, as it can co-exist with existing deployments and provide a smooth migration path, providing independence from network providers, improved availability and reducing operating costs.