As many organisations increase their reliance on cloud based services, they also need faster and well secured Wide Area Network structures. A Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN that utilises software components to control network operations and securely connect users to applications.
SD-WAN virtualises endpoints and optimises connection, providing a highly scalable and cost-effective alternative to traditional WANs. Organisations did make use of SD-WAN pre-pandemic, however the requirement for a quicker and more secure network sky-rocketed when employees started working remotely, using cloud based technology and video conferencing websites such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Using SD-WAN has multiple benefits for organisations in 2021.
Reduces Costs – SD-WAN is cheaper than traditional WANs.
Decreases Complexity – There is less need for additional hardware to be configured.
Increases Security – Allows organisations to minimise security risks.
Improves Application and Network Performance – Performance is improved as resources are assigned accordingly.
Reliable and Efficient – More efficient than other WANs.
Guaranteed High Performance – High performance is ensured as network congestion issue are eliminated.
Improves Connectivity Between Branches – Determines the best path for connections.
As demand and growth of digital technologies increases, causing a surge in reliance on network availability and quality, so does the requirement for enabling dynamic and resilient network solutions. SD–WAN improves both application and network performance. To achieve agility, security and scalability for your enterprise within budget, speak with our highly experienced IT Network professionals who understand these challenges. Through our partner advantage, as well as working with a vast array of technologies and vendor agnostic solutions.