SD-WAN, a foundational component of SDN, serves as the connective tissue between applications, clouds and branch offices, enabling organizations to deliver applications to users without losing visibility, security or performance. A well-implemented SD-WAN enables you to route traffic across specific physical transport connections, lower costs, and improve multisite resource utilization, putting your organization on the right track to transform enterprise networking. A Managed SD-WAN service can do just that.
Managed SD-WAN takes the power of this technology one step further, by leveraging a partner to proactively manage the full lifecycle. A well-managed SD-WAN brings you heightened benefits and stronger return on your investment, including intuitive policy management, advanced visibility & reporting, actionable intelligence and built-in security that ensures that adequate controls are the foundation for SD-WAN transport. It can help supplement a talent pool, accelerate digital transformation and maximize the agility, application control, and efficiency benefits attained throughout a cloud journey. From immediate access to specialized expertise, operational efficiency and faster deployment to application and carrier management – managed SD-WAN delivers the full power of this technology to you on an accelerated timeline that realizes benefits more quickly.
A great way to get started exploring SD-WAN technology is to work with a partner who can assess exactly where you are as well as what needs to happen to ensure your network is built to support your vision of the future.
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What happens when you need new resources right now? How do you find the time and budget to procure the right solution? How do you provision remote sites with full application access and hybrid-cloud on-ramping?
SDN is a strategy for modernizing traditional enterprise networks from the network edge all the way into the data center. With a multi-domain architecture approach, you can automatically apply one policy across your network and improve end-to-end security, visibility, and operational performance.
SDN encompasses all network layers: edge, remote sites, branch offices, data centers, and hybrid clouds. It reduces device sprawl, improves utilization, and simplifies provisioning and security policy creation and enforcement. Like other cloud services, it consolidates resources so they can be consumed, managed, and provisioned more efficiently.
Where it might take weeks or months to provision a new solution in a traditional environment, a multi-domain SDN architecture is designed for agility. Changing or adding resources or policies often can be done in hours or even minutes. This flexibility enables the network infrastructure to support new application workloads and service delivery models and data-intensive applications such as the internet of things (IoT).
SDN integrates easily with ePlus Hybrid Cloud Access. Each engagement is guided by our READI process and enables us to design the best strategy for your business needs and budget.
As SDN continues to evolve, we are always looking ahead to ensure that the technology remains aligned with your priorities and objectives. Our advice is practical and realistic and guided by your specific IT needs and business requirements.