As networking pros evaluate SD-branch vs. SD-WAN, they’ll notice a key distinction between the two technologies, namely how network functions are managed and orchestrated.
The advent of SD-WAN has changed the network security model by pushing more security and control to the edge — and businesses need to adjust to this new reality.
SD-WAN can improve WAN performance in three ways: It adds a secondary transport for network traffic, while also taking advantage of broadband Ethernet and application acceleration.
When rolling out software-defined WAN, you’ll need to consider the current makeup of your branch offices. For instance, are applications on-site or in the cloud?
Cost, complexity, security, training, troubleshooting and software bugs are some of the top SD-WAN challenges. Discover more about these issues and how to offset them.