SD WAN – What is it? What does it do? What possesses them?

What are the biggest concerns for most organizational leaders? Time and money.

However, you may not realize how much influence your network can have on both things.

Wide Area Networks (WAN) for businesses are the digital backbone of any organization. Choosing the wrong solution for your company’s needs will break that foundation — meaning your employees will take longer to do their jobs and your company will lose valuable revenue in the process.

Understanding what SD-WAN is and how your organization can use it will help you determine which type of network is right for your needs. In this blog post, we introduce you to SD-WAN and help you understand its role in the market.

Understanding SD-WAN

SD-WAN offers a whole new way to manage a network across multiple locations. It is a way of moving an organization’s network from hardware to software and represents a shift from data centers and server rooms to cloud and SaaS applications.

They are hardware independent and can dynamically distribute work across multiple connections to avoid the MPLS connections that still plague many global corporate networks today.

With this functionality, organizations can replace MPLS with an option that can save money and increase employee productivity. Does it sound too good to be true? That’s not it

SD-WAN provides a way to improve network performance and connect employees around the world while keeping data secure, and it’s easy to scale as your business grows.

However, SD-WAN in most cases is not as simple as just a software-defined ramp to a private network. It includes both hardware and software, and the methods it ships with and works with vary by carrier.

Let us help you in your search for the right way to connect your business locations safely and efficiently. SD-WAN can be the appropriate technology for this, but it could also be MPLS or VPLS.

Spinae offers clear advice to make these complex technical solutions simple. We tailor the services to your needs. Call us for a no-obligation conversation.