Choosing the right SD WAN solution is not straightforward. The key to success is knowing what the vendors are offering, what’s included or not, and the staying power of the companies themselves. They are changing constantly, from their solutions, partners and pricing.
Changing network infrastructure can be a foundational disruption for any modern enterprise if it is not properly and professionally executed. Here are four critical steps to consider when embarking on an SD-WAN migration.
Before choosing and implementing SD-WAN, it is important to consider a consulting firm that knows the vendors, their pricing and differentiators, exactly what questions to ask, and can provide a proven roadmap of the entire adoption process.
SD-WAN can be very helpful for a variety of enterprises. But before beginning the SD-WAN journey, IT leaders need to ask: Does it make financial sense for my company? How much MPLS do we need to maintain for business critical traffic? Is my IT team ready for the sea change that SD-WAN will introduce to their world?
SD-WAN is worth some serious consideration for any enterprise IT department, particularly as this disruptive new technology could be, among other things, an attractive alternative to traditional hardware-centric networks such as MPLS.