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
- Quality of Service (QoS)
- Application Optimization and Prioritization
- Deployment options
- Traffic molding and Engineering
Complementary SD-WAN Like Technologies
- WAN Optimization
- Edge Routers
- Hybrid WAN