What the heck is a Managed SD-WAN?

Managed SD-WAN Webinar
Digital Transformation. Cloud Migration. WAN Transformation. There are a lot of challenges facing your enterprise, and traditional WAN cannot keep up with the pace of business today. Perhaps you have heard of a little buzzword called SD-WAN – it is one of the hottest networking terms today. But the term itself has become a bit confusing because there is no solid definition and multiple players in the market.

Enterprise Network Challenges

Many enterprises are looking for a solution that has the flexibility of the internet, the stability and quality of MPLS, and WAN optimization. And, as enterprises are deploying hundreds of boxes across different sites, some real-world scaling problems are coming to the forefront. Configuration, patches, security loopholes, follow-up with multiple vendors – these are all big-ticket items and managing them is a challenge, particularly when dedicated expertise is hard to come by across remote sites. As a result, many vendors are offering Managed SD-WAN as a service. But not all solutions are created equal, adding to the confusion.

We get it. That is why next week, Aryaka is kicking off “WAN Transformation Fundamentals” – an educational webinar series designed to help network professionals understand best practices and solutions available today. Join us for our first webinar, titled “A Beginner’s Guide to Managed SD-WAN: The What, The Why, and The How.”

On Tuesday, March 26 at 12pm ET, you will hear our CTO and Founder, Ashwath Nagaraj, provide a beginner’s guide to SD-WAN and discuss:

  • The fundamental building blocks of SD-WAN
  • Pros and cons for each operational model
  • Total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits of a 100% managed SD-WAN for global deployment

You should walk away from this webinar with a better understanding of what your starting point is, how to establish your requirements, and what your options are for implementation. Most importantly, you will understand how to tell one “managed SD-WAN” from another, and which solutions might be a good fit for your business.

Register now to guarantee your spot! And keep an eye out for the next webinar in the series.

About the author

Melanie Moffett
Melanie Moffett

Melanie Moffett is the Director of Digital Strategy at Aryaka. She has more than 16 years crafting successful demand generation and content marketing strategies for technology companies. She is passionate about helping IT leaders at enterprise companies find better ways to keep up at the speed up business.