SD-WAN is an acronym for “Software-Defined networking in a Wide Area Network“. The traditional WAN function connected users at the branch or campus to applications hosted on actual servers in a data center. Typically, it also required dedicated MPLS circuits to ensure security and connectivity. In a cloud-centric world, which brings along with it an explosion of traffic, WAN no longer works.
So, what does this mean for your business?
It means that in order for your company to keep up with the new technology-driven business models on the market today you need a new network model that can keep up. SD-WAN is the only model designed to help you meet those challenges and help ensure the highest level of performance without sacrificing security or data privacy.
Advantages of SD-Wan vs. MPLS
For years Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) provided an efficient hardware-based networking system for your business, but as time has pushed forward, SD-WAN has become the choice for companies needing:
- No Geographic Boundaries to the Network
- No Bandwidth Penalties
- Better Scalability, Performance, and Control
- Improved Network Security
- The Flexibility of Cloud Services