The way we consume services has changed significantly over
the last decade but when it comes to the Wide Area Network (WAN), the
architecture we use to deliver services to our branch users is often stuck back
in the 90s.
As new services are adopted, the legacy WAN network
capacity often can't keep up with the increased demand, and organisations are
faced with a choice. Accept that the user experience in the branch will always
be poor due to WAN capacity limitations or, increase the WAN capacity, often at
a significant cost, to allow sufficient space on the network for new services.
Put simply, Wide Area Networks were never originally designed for a cloud world
so it's time to re-think the branch network.
With the promise of better user experience, improved
agility and lower network cost, it's no surprise that SD-WAN adoption continues
to grow at pace. From start-ups, to established industry giants, there are now
over 40 SD-WAN vendors offering a wide range of solutions from basic bandwidth
aggregation and traffic management mechanisms, to fully integrated hybrid cloud
solutions with advanced security and user experience enhancement capabilities.
There's an awful lot of choice so without going into vendor specific data sheets,
what makes a good SD-WAN solution?
In the session Al Taylor from cloudDNA and Mik Stevens from Cisco will take a top down look at the principles
behind SD-WAN, the typical problems that it aims to solve, the business case to
justify the budget and the advanced features that will help you move from a
20-year-old rigid WAN topology to an agile, efficient, cost effective cloud
delivery fabric, powered by SD-WAN.
The webinar will also cover:
What's wrong with the current way we do things?
SD-WAN, what does it do and how does it help?
How to use user experience as the measurement
SD-WAN vs MPLS - The myths, the FUD and the
From Azure to O365, why SD-WAN is relevant in a