Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is managed SD-WAN?
Managed SD-WAN is a deployment type suitable for enterprises to ensure a secure WAN network. SD-WAN can be deployed with a DIY approach but a fully managed service is more optimal just like public cloud services.
2. How is managed SD-WAN different from SD-WAN?
Enterprises consume a managed SD-WAN vs having to procure and deploy the necessary hardware, software, and WAN connectivity. They don’t need to staff and train for this deployment, reducing risk and lowering TCO.
3. How is managed SD-WAN different from traditional WAN?
A traditional WAN is optimized to connect branches to the HQ and data center and relies on less flexible WAN connectivity like MPLS. A managed SD-WAN is a cloud-delivered service that leverages central orchestration and automation to flexibly control connectivity.
4. How does managed SD-WAN work?
A managed SD-WAN leverages central orchestration and management to flexibly control connectivity. It is a cloud-delivered service that additionally offers application optimization, security, visibility, and multi-cloud connectivity.
5. Is managed SD-WAN better than MPLS?
MPLS may be one method of connecting sites across a managed SD-WAN. It is not an either-or. However, a managed SD-WAN provides an ideal foundation for enterprises to more easily migrate from their existing MPLS service.
6. Is managed SD-WAN better than DIY SD-WAN?
A managed SD-WAN offers the benefits of the cloud consumption model, including greater flexibility, scalability, simplicity, lower TCO, as well as lower risk than trying to deploy with a DIY approach.
7. Why choose managed SD-WAN services by Aryaka?
Aryaka’s managed SD-WAN is a superset of traditional SD-WANs as it combines centralized orchestration and visibility, HybridWAN connectivity, security, multi-cloud connectivity, application optimization, and an unparalleled support experience.