SD-WAN architecture requires new network management

SD-WAN architecture requires new network management



SD-WAN is becoming a key component of the data center infrastructure, helping administrators reduce manual configuration effort.

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has become the most important part of modern data center management infrastructure. Administrators can configure network devices in the data center in which they are responsible, using a cluster of controllers or controllers with software-defined capabilities.

This means they don't have to be individually oriented to each switch, router and firewall to ensure proper configuration and connectivity.

However, with software-defined networking technologies, including the further application of Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) in the data center, administrators need to develop their management strategies accordingly.

Adoption of SD-WAN architecture

With the end of 2016, the adoption of SD-WAN looks like a hodgepodge. In September, Verizon became the first US carrier to implement a true SD-WAN deployment, but other US carriers did not follow up.

According to IDC analysts, the adoption of the SD-WAN architecture is still "the latest market developments" in the enterprise (not yet implemented), but expects to grow. IDC predicts that SD-WAN's enterprise market will reach $6 billion in revenue by 2020 as companies look to take advantage of its benefits from security to simplification.

In 2015, analyst firm Gartner predicts that by the end of 2019, 30% of companies will deploy SD-WAN technology in their branches.

The 1SD-WAN Management

SD-WAN architecture is an attempt to abstract the majority of the network infrastructure between different LANs through network service providers. The SD-WAN architecture uses an SDN controller to create flow tables relative to routing tables that rely on edge routers.

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