Software-defined WAN, or SD-WAN for short, is a relatively new development in the networking industry. They meet the harsh demands that enterprise network users have, and it’s a relatively inexpensive way to connect larger wide area networks without getting expensive proprietary hardware or fixed circuits involved.
Many new SD-WAN technologies can, for instance, be used to improve the security of internet connectivity. With many companies using internet connections to cope with virtualization demands and also virtual private networking, security has become a huge concern and that’s an area that SD-WAN improves on.
This new trend has even forced well-known WAN technology vendors like Cisco to offer cloud-based WAN services. The trend will continue to accelerate over the next couple of years as more companies realize that it can offer a cost-effective yet comprehensive networking solution for both large and small companies that require the latest networking innovations.
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