Why there is requirement of Cost effective SD-WAN ?
THE SDWAN market is experiencing explosive growth. Strong enterprise and communications service provider demand is dramatically disrupting the traditional branch-office router market and it comes with advantages by, simplify network operations. It’s adoption is easy, quick and reliable.
It is absolutely fact that, without virtualization in the network, virtualization in the cloud or data center will never be fully realized or effective. SD-WAN can help service providers increase profitability while accommodating WAN market trends. As the SD-WAN is fast moving, incorporating it into a managed service offering is particularly challenging as customer requirements and needs are changing all the time.
The growth of SD-WAN is attributed to the increasing popularity of modern telecommunications networks and datacenter infrastructure concepts such as software-defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). These technology concepts have enabled SD-WAN to provide enhanced capabilities such as agility, scalability, cost competitiveness, and reliability, as well as faster installation and provisioning times, over legacy WAN solutions. Key points for enterprise and IT decision makers considering moving from legacy WAN to SD-WAN includes on how the cloud migration and digital transformation (DX) journey of the enterprise to support existing and future business applications, reduce costs, and increase efficiency and business agility by reducing the overall total cost of ownership (TCO) for the enterprise without compromising quality of service (QoS) or service-level agreements (SLA).
The purpose of SD-WAN is to connect and fully integrate the very edges of the enterprise – be it corporate headquarters, branch/remote offices or the mobile millions. In other words, us, the users for providing network stability and reliability. As per IDC, the market for SD-WAN to grow to USD 8bn by 2021.
The vendors are into this category were: Barracuda, Vipetla (A CISCO Company),CITRIX(Netscaler), Cloud genix, DELL EMC, Fortinet,Juniper, Rivedbed, Silverpeak, Velocloud (acquired by VMware). SD-WAN technology is become an important feature in the tech orchestration, reason it offers immediate cost savings for the client. It is akin to virtualization in some ways. SD-WAN addresses the industry for simple and effective solution.
The key takeaway is to understand by CIO/CTO of the organisation on how it works with the cloud service providers to optimize their SD-WAN strategy.