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.
SD-WAN can use load balancing for WAN connections, but it doesn’t require load balancing to work. Compare some of the similarities and differences between the two.
In the new year, will networking have 20/20 vision? The success of some enterprise networking trends will be clear, while others have a blurry outlook.
Despite the software-centric nature of software-defined WAN, certain SD-WAN devices are still required to help transport traffic and complete network connections.
While a bridge and router share some similarities, the difference between a bridge and router is significant, including how the devices interpret network connections.
The battle between VPN vs. SD-WAN returns. In this clash, see how realistic SD-WAN appliances are for remote and mobile workers compared to VPN connections.