SD-WAN and UC convergence has already started
SD-WAN and Unified Communications are on a crash course of convergence. Whether you using on-premise or cloud-based voice solutions, the need for reliability and SLAs are critical to enable productivity, instant messenger and presence (IM&P), are not impacted by limited bandwidth.
SD-WAN as a technology is derived to create inherent cost savings, reliability, security, and a better user experience. This convergence has accelerated as distributed workforces have continued to grow and reached critical mass with the current pandemic. The inability to travel to the office means that employees need to be able to connect remotely, leverage high quality voice and video, as well as share documents and services to continue productivity for the organization. The issue is that these solutions continue to be incredibly bandwidth intensive and require high bandwidth prioritization.
SD-WAN solves this conundrum by offering flexibility to connect any mix of traditional networking (MPLS), internet, or dedicated internet access (DIA), and VPN over public internet to provide continuity across any connection type. Additionally, SD-WAN routers can now connect to 4G and 5G wireless access points for backup or primary.
SD-WAN Providers are already partnering with UCaaS Providers
The proof is in the putting in a lot of organizations are already seeing success. What’s interesting is we see more of a hybrid approach to ask you and you can ask versus moving everything to an estimate on solutions as we stated before. We are seeing this massive movement with SD-WAN organizations like Cato partnering with UCaaS providers like RingCentral and others to provide a networking invoice solution and reliable and scalable fashion.