SD-WAN – Fact vs. Fiction

You may have heard the term “SD-WAN” being thrown about lately.   SD-WAN is an emerging technology. It makes sense that there are a lot of myths it. Want to know the truth about SD-WAN? 

Myth #1: SD-WAN is the same as WAN optimization 

WAN optimization and SD-WAN both reduce bandwidth use. But SD-WAN provides solutions that meet or exceed those offered by traditional WAN technologies: 

  • Connectivity to other cloud based solutions 
  • Dynamic bandwidth 
  • Application acceleration and optimization 
  • Support whenever you need it 

Myth #2SD-WAN will replace Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) 

SD-WAN allows companies to utilize multiple internet circuits, balance the load across them, and provides a solid quality of experience. 

SD-WAN will reduce reliance on private MPLS links, but not replace it. As long as quality of service is needed, MPLS will be needed. 

Myth #3The only benefit compared to MPLS is cost 

Yes, there are cost effective upgrades when choosing SD-WAN. But the benefits of SD-WAN are far greater: 

  • Best overall value and functionality 
  • Agility and speed when adding locations 
  • Simplification of operations 
  • Redundancy, scalability and fault tolerance 
  • Quality of experience for critical applications 

SD-WAN will open a whole new set of opportunities for your company. It is already a game changer for several of our clients and partners. 

My team and I will find the optimal SD-WAN solution for you. Call me today at 866.963.7915.