SD-WAN, or Software Defined Wide Area Network, is an overlay WAN architecture that overcomes the biggest drawbacks of traditional WAN. It establishes a single, seamless connection to any device, site, or location over any transport, providing simplified operations with centralized management, policy control and application visibility of the enterprise. The rise of cloud-based applications and IoT is impacting existing wide area networks across all enterprises. The need to increase bandwidth, optimize cloud connectivity and improve security are difficult to address with traditional WAN. Gartner estimates that “by 2020, more than 50% of WAN edge infrastructure refresh initiatives will be based on SD-WAN versus traditional routers”
LookingPoint has extensive knowledge of Cloud, WAN, and QOS architecture. We have been deploying traditional infrastructure in this way for years. Now SDWAN draws from our expert experience, and sets the stage for our solution architects to design and implement your next generation WAN. SD-WAN should be considered if you are migrating to the cloud, looking to simplify your wan, or looking to add both redundancy and leverage that redundancy to give you capacity.
Here's our quick explanation of SD-WAN compared to traditional networks: