For businesses that are reluctant to adopt software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN), it’s important to remember that it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing migration. Easing into the many proven benefits of SD-WAN – such as reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), flexible bandwidth options, and unprecedented simplicity of networks and applications – can be a gradual process, without sacrificing existing investments in traditional networking infrastructure.
As hype of SD-WAN dies down, IT leaders are realizing that the technology doesn't need to replace an existing network solution. Instead, SD-WAN serves as a complementary solution, enhancing network functionalities, providing transparency and an overall better end-user experience. Selling partners are finding success by selling SD-WAN as an ancillary service to opportunities that involve existing network solutions like MPLS or for enhancing voice solutions such as UCaaS.
Today’s wide-area network is being challenged like never before. These environments are required to handle an unprecedented volume of data – adjusting for customer demands in real-time while staying on the cutting edge of innovation. The ultimate goal is agility, aligning resources for whatever challenge comes next.
This is SD-WAN in a nutshell: it transforms the delivery of Wide Area Network (WAN) services to business users, improving connectivity and WAN management. Research firms forecast a continued bright future for SD-WAN and its near-primacy in the network services market.
New SD-WAN 2.0 course on the University of TBI!
Leading service delivery provider adds cloud-first SD-WAN solution to its portfolio
TBI is pleased to announce it has solidified a partnership with Bigleaf Networks, an over-the-top SD-WAN provider offering Same IP Address Failover, Intelligent Load Balancing, Dynamic QoS, and Plug-and-Play Provisioning.
The master agent now offers partners the ability to sell Expereo’s expansive Global Coverage.
In May, we publicly announced the Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) beta launch for Comcast Business. As we continue to drive growth across our Mid-Market and Enterprise segments, we are offering new and innovative solutions to meet the unique demands of business customers with large networks stretching across multiple locations nationwide.
Financial services firm to capitalize on surges in investor interest through network performance improvements.
MetTel, a leading communications solutions provider for enterprises and businesses, today announced that financial services firm Wunderlich has accelerated its ability to respond to investor interest in stock market shifts through MetTel's software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution.
Many industry experts are saying 2017 will be the year SD-WAN sees mainstream adoption. In fact, an IDC survey of 200 enterprise communications professionals found that 30 percent of participants plan to migrate to SD-WAN by 2018. A rapid growth like this in such a short period of time means one thing: The time to begin positioning SD-WAN is now.
Ever wondered what an SD-WAN device looks like or how it works? TBI’s training manager, David Landsberger, and solutions engineer, Joe Fizor, unbox VeloCloud’s Edge 520 and break down the various ways customers can connect to it and enjoy its benefits.
This article was originally published on MultiBriefs.
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Described as the emerging WAN solution, SD-WAN allows customers to control their WAN service through software while linking across multiple connection types. The improved implementation process and remote management functions of SD-WAN permit retail locations, healthcare facilities, banks and other organizations with a high number of branch-type locations to realize huge benefits.
NetworkWorld’s article “SD-WAN: What it is and why you’ll use it one day” gives real-world insight into how software-defined WAN helps businesses better manage their wide area network (WAN). Like many customers, industrial and commercial supplier Redmond Inc. grappled with the task of managing multiple network-based systems (phone, point of sale and fax) based out of their headquarters and connecting across multiple branches in the Midwest. Branch sites depend on a reliable connection in order to operate and managing multiple connections can pose a challenge to businesses, particularly with rural remote locations.