One thing that you should know when it comes to SD-WANs is the fact that they are all different. By being able to build improved and well structured WAN, clients can enjoy tons of benefits such as lower WAN CAPEX and OPEX, greater business agility as well as responsiveness, improved application performance throughout the wireless area network, assure business intent with superior application control and visibility, robust micro-segmentation and edge to edge security and lastly, extensibility to third party products through service chaining.
By reading the next paragraphs, you are going to learn how you will make the most of its benefits.
Lower WAN OPEX and CAPEX – seeing the return of investment for SDN or Software Defined Networking in campus LAN or data center has been proven to be elusive. However when talking about SD-WANs, things are different as what you have thought. You can feel the effects of ROI almost immediately. With SD-WAN solutions offered by experts, you will be able to augment or replace MPLS connection using broadband internet services in connecting to users to applications as well as lower WAN costs of up to 90 percent.
Greater business responsiveness and agility – you can have assurance that your business will grow continuously. Competition today is fiercer compared to what it was before as customers expect more than ever. These days, businesses are running on applications and depend on connectivity and when you are opening up new branches or sites, time is equivalent to money.
Organizations that have branches and offices nationwide and worldwide usually have hundreds or thousands of branches connected to the headquarter or hub’s sites. Of course for security reasons, traffic garnered by cloud based apps are being supported from branch across the typically expensive WAN connections to hub site prior to handling it off on the internet. Not just the fact that this is costly but also, performance is compromised as a result of WAN bandwidth constraints at branch and add latency from supporting connections.
The solution is taking advantage of cloud based apps to deliver consistent performance.
Increased application performance across WAN – we can safely say that most businesses are highly depending on their app. If their app is down, then they are down as well, if the app is running slowly, the productivity rate drops which results in lost in profits. Many of the business important applications run over the cloud and could be accessed online conveniently today.
This is the same reason why SD-WAN solutions are being used by countless of businesses.