We are sure that many of you here are curious to know about what SD-WAN is, and what benefits it has to offer, so we will be talking about all of them here. The very first thing we will do here is supplying you with a brief introduction of this particular technology. It has been said that the most stable WAN technology for enterprises, particularly those that have multiple remote sites is the MPLS or Multiprotocol Lable Switching. It has been said that MPLS is reliable and sort of widely accessible. But then, when your business starts to expand, you have to allocate a larger amount of money for this as it becomes extremely costly as well. That is why many businesses and industries alike look for another WAN technology that they can use without getting burdened by its cost. Upon learning that SD-WAN is capable of providing them everything without getting burdened by its cost, businesses and companies start to adopt it as their main connectivity solution.
It has been said that SD-WAN was invented by a former Program director of a university in the department of technology and architecture. As for the innovative idea of this technology, it was presented at a Conference held at the UBS headquarters. In the said presented, there were three major points highlighted and they were as follow: monitoring of applications that are directed across WAN; direct mission apps that are less critical across the internet VPN, and also; applications on lower or more costly bandwidth that are SLA-bound should lease line or MPLS service. This case gets the highest votes from the board, and on the following conference, it was officially labeled as SD-WAN. The said conference happened in the year two thousand fourteen, and that similar year, the case received majority of the community votes, which led to the establishment of the SD-WAN working group.
There are several advantages that SD-WAN has to offer like streamlining your network management. It has been said that SD-WAN has the ability of decoupling management plane, monitoring as well as traffic management form the hardware. What this mean is that you need not have to deploy particular hardware or software components in each remote site as everything you need will be united into a management interface that is policy-driven and centralized.
We want you to know as well that the SD-WAN is possible to be custom-made based on the IT Infrastructure your business has. This only means one thing, and that is the fact that it can be designed specifically on the IT infrastructure needs that your business has, thanks to its cloud-enabled solutions.
These and more are the things that you should learn regarding SD-WAN.