Can SD-WAN become the next tipping point for SDN?

Can SD-WAN become the next tipping point for SDN?


In the SDN field, the most popular news in 2015 was the hosted SD-WAN product released by Verizon. Verizon introduced the new service using Cisco IWAN technology and highlighted the ongoing multi-vendor strategy. Analysts believe that critical verification should be configured for the SD-WAN to ensure it is in the position of 2015 SDN important trends.

There is no doubt that SD-WAN (software-defined WAN) is undoubtedly a hot topic in SDN technology in 2015. Its low cost, high scalability, flexibility and other advantages provide users with a cost-effective choice. SD-WAN represents the next evolution of the WAN, and this technology is expected to slowly drive the industry.

With the outbreak of cloud-related services, application-centric business requirements and security policies require continuous changes in the deployment configuration of network operators. Usually, such services are managed by manual or standardized database configuration or device configuration, and the system is restarted. Waiting for the way to solve the problem, this will bring serious risks and may even cause network interruption. Many companies are dealing with a much more complex hybrid WAN, an environment that can pose significant challenges.


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