As businesses migrate to the cloud, IT/system administrators are finding that many of the tools they use for on-premises wide area network monitoring and management do not transfer. Manual server and router configuration are required at each site every time there is a change in policy or provisioning.
SD-WAN technology simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by decoupling the physical network hardware from its control mechanisms. SD-WAN does not replace the WAN, but adds a layer of intelligence through software to automate and prioritize traffic routing between WAN sites and maintain operational rules for the entire network.
This white paper examines the driving factors behind the move to SD-WAN and offers advice on how to best implement and manage the complexities that SD-WAN adoption brings to different size businesses.