Today, people expect to be able to access their information anytime, from any type of device, and from anyplace in the world. Mobile devices and the Cloud have fed this expectation. With all of this access comes an increasingly complex network infrastructure.
SD-WAN has far exceeded 2017 expectations. It is one of the hottest trends in networking, and forecasts are increasing every quarter with IDC predicting the size of the SD-WAN market to be $8.05B by 2021. Forrester’s 10 Cloud Computing predictions predicts that in 2018 the total global public cloud market will be $178B in 2018,…
As organizations flock to new technologies like cloud, mobile, big data and analytics, they increasingly look to software-defined, wide-area networking (SD-WAN) to improve efficiency and productivity. Realizing the full promise of SD-WAN; however, takes a keen understanding of the do’s and don’ts of deployment.
Virtualized networks and SDN (software-defined network) architectures are “the next big thing,” offering businesses new opportunities to grow and change. They bring together far-flung facilities in a single, secure network and let people from all locations communicate as if they were in the same building. SDNs also create big challenges to IT and cybersecurity teams. Instead of securing one physical data center, they must now secure an increasingly large, complex and distributed network in a virtual environment.