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Companies are increasingly using software to distribute resources at a rate never seen before. That trend is no different in the realm of the wide-area network, and the weapon of choice for deploying such solutions is the software-defined WAN. You may wonder, however, whether deploying an SD-WAN is the right answer for your organization. This article explores why enterprises often choose to go with an SD-WAN.
Spreading Out Resources
With the advent of cloud computing, software- and hardware-as-a-service, virtualization, and remote access, many organizations just have a lot of resources in a lot of places. In many cases, those resources are in different states, countries, or continents.
SD-WAN allows you to seamlessly connect all of the resources within a single network. That can make a huge difference in allowing folks access to data, machines, networks, and even each other.
Even with a fairly small network, it can be challenging to get everything to play nicely. With a software-defined solution, you can make initial deployment simpler. With the SD-WAN up and running, it's less of a challenge to add new elements to it. Rather than spending days or weeks ironing out differences between several networks, you can get everything talking within hours on a single WAN.
Particularly for companies that are expanding, SD-WAN is often the most scalable and cost-effective answer. If a bank wants to add a branch office in the next city over, for example, the company will have a much easier time doing it with SD-WAN. With every expansion of your physical footprint, you won't have to worry about how to assimilate new branches into the network.
Scalable resources are also easier to incorporate with a software-defined network. If you need extra storage on the network, for example, you can use an already-scalable cloud-based storage system to do the trick. Rather than worrying about adding servers and drives, you can take advantage of the inherent scalability of the cloud to also make your network-attached storage scalable.
Consolidating everything within a single system also allows you to focus on managing the network as opposed to just keeping it operating. This approach allows greater centralization, and that makes it easier to identify problems and get answers. Further, you'll know exactly who to speak with when you have concerns or need something added to the WAN.
This will also reduce the number of dead ends in the network. Fewer resources will be idle, and there will be less risk of unrevoked privileges hanging out there.Share
8 December 2020