Getting Started with SD-WAN in 2018

Getting Started with SD-WAN in 2018

Chances are that SD-WAN has come up in conversation with your IT department. If it hasn’t already, then it’s sure to be a hot topic of conversation in 2018. According to IDC, SD-WAN sales will grow at a 69% compound annual growth rate, hitting $8.05 billion in 2021.

With this rapid growth and so many vendors out there claiming to be SD-WAN, it’s hard to determine which solution is right for your business. So, how do you choose an SD-WAN for your global enterprise? It’s important to understand SD-WAN mainly relies on two types of connectivity: the public Internet and private networks.

Using the Internet as the underlying transport offers a low-cost, flexible, and rapid deployment option. While the performance over the Internet is often acceptable for users accessing Cloud/SaaS applications within the same region, the user experience deteriorates significantly with an increase in distance. Latency, packet loss and jitter, are inherent to the Internet and these issues are aggravated with distance.

SD-WAN architectures built on a private network provide better security and reliable connectivity. WAN traffic traverses through a private network and is not subjected to the inconsistencies of the Internet. However, private networks such as MPLS, were not designed for Cloud/SaaS connectivity.

However, there are next-generation private networks, such as Aryaka’s Global SD-WAN, that combine the security and reliability of a private network with the flexibility, low cost, and quick deployment of the Internet to deliver a superior connectivity solution.

In our latest webinar, we covered the benefits of these solutions and where you should start in finding the right SD-WAN deployment for your enterprise.

In the webinar, you will learn:

  • The impact of globalization and digital transformation on the enterprise WAN
  • How SD-WAN can improve application performance while reducing IT costs and complexity
  • Best practices in choosing an SD-WAN solution to support global connectivity to cloud/SaaS applications

Find out how a global SD-WAN can enhance your cloud strategy and view Aryaka’s capabilities in action.

About the author

Paul Boniface
Paul Boniface is Principal Solutions Architect at Aryaka and is the lead designer for enterprise network integrations in the EMEA region. He has over 20 years’ experience building private WAN infrastructures for global businesses, assisting customers from the proof of concept all the way through the complete deployment process.
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