75% medium large for enterprise businesses have conducted a pilot program related to SD-WAN in the last 12 months. The momentum related to network transformation has reached critical mass.
There are four main drivers that are driving this shifting Technology from the rigidity of legacy networks.
The first is obviously digital transformation and the shift to the cloud. As organizations move more of their legacy applications to the cloud, the demand for bandwidth becomes much more imperative. 96% of executives have identified Digital Transformation as a main driver for their current innovation agendas.
Additionally businesses need to scale that bandwidth and prioritize how and which these applications are using them for structure and then with in the system. Additionally SDWAN usage is being shared and by the mobile workforce. Being able to identify and prioritize how and when these applications are leveraging the network.
WAN optimization and configuration at satellite and remote offices is much more capable and offers the same levels of security and speed where previously expensive infrastructure relate to the network was necessary in order to provide the same experience.This leads to 80 agility. Slow networks slow down innovation.
Agility has been listed as one of the main drivers related to how IT needs to embrace SD – WAN. The final and most obvious is cost why spend more money on an old traditional network when you can save a ton of money have the same or more features and functionality as well as scalability add a fraction of the cost.
It’s also worth mentioning security has become the main driver the innovations around SD-WAN are allowing businesses to shifts their security pass from additional investment separately to making security part of the network. You can’t talk about your network without talking about security and businesses need to embrace or die