Software Defined Wide Area Networking, better known as SD-WAN, is becoming increasingly popular across organisations as they look for fast, scalable and flexible connectivity alongside reducing their operating costs.
Prior to SD-WAN, many organisations relied on technologies such as MPLS or leased lines to provide connectivity across their network. These technologies were generally costly in both setup and operational costs, and provided limited flexibility to scale up or down as needed.
SD-WAN addresses these limitations by leveraging any connectivity type ranging from broadband internet access, MPLS to mobile connectivity such as 4G/5G (LTE) and allowing a secure, efficient and reliable way of connecting your organisation to both on-premise and the ever increasing internet or cloud based services. By allowing you to use a variety of connectivity options, it helps reduce your monthly connectivity costs by utilising cheaper services without reducing the performance and bandwidth of your WAN.