What is SD-WAN?

The Goal of SD-WAN is to enable businesses to wholly or partially replace rigid and expensive private WAN connections like MPLS.

SD-WAN is an acronym for software-defined networking in a wide area network (WAN). SD-WAN simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by decoupling (separating) the networking hardware from its control mechanism. This concept is similar to how software-defined networking implements virtualization technology to improve data center management and operation.

Top SD-WAN Features

  • Resilience
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Security
  • Application Optimization and Prioritization
  • Deployment options
  • Administration
  • Traffic molding and Engineering

Complementary SD-WAN Like Technologies

  • WAN Optimization
  • Edge Routers
  • Hybrid WAN
  • MPLS