Some days ago, I had the chance to go to the annual SD-WAN Summit, an event that has been held in Paris for the last 3 years. It is a great opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art solutions and share trends on wide-area network connectivity, since key industry players were present: manufacturers, carriers, analysts, researchers, and large companies with ambitious communication requirements. Attendance figures show that the event has quickly become the main meeting point to discuss SD-WAN technologies (i.e., more than 450 participants from 31 countries attended the 2017 edition).
SD-WAN technology provides customers the capability to manage their own network without requiring managed services from the traditional service providers. However, so that the client can manage its own platform, a powerful tool has to be used, which manages and solves incidents.
For years, the data provision services offered by carriers had a common element: WAN routers or CPEs (Customer Premises Equipment). This hardware device allows the local network of an office to be connected to the corporate service network (thus granting access to everyday applications and the Internet).
What are the benefits of SD-WAN? You may have heard a lot about this network. Indeed, in our blog we have written various posts on SD-WAN from different perspectives, but I believe that at this moment in time it would be interesting to review the benefits that this network can bring a company or organization.