The technology industry is constantly evolving new gadgets and widgets that claim to solve all types of business problems. SD-WAN or Software Defined Wide Area Networking is no different. Over the past few years numerous companies have popped up claiming their SD-WAN solution can do almost anything. Some is true but we have seen several myths take life and the resulting confusion has led to bad decisions.
Most of what’s written about SD-WAN discusses the technology’s potential to transform network connectivity by making them more agile, flexible, and cost-effective for both enterprises and service providers. The truth is, while this technology provides many benefits compared to legacy networks there may be shortcomings depending on the implementation.
A multitude of startups and existing WAN Optimization vendors have positioned themselves as SD-WAN solution providers. Each of them have spun their stories around the scope of their particular technology and advantages, resulting in a fair bit of confusion among buyers. This confusion has led to quite a few myths emerging about SD-WAN that you should be aware of before evaluating any solution, and investing in this evolving technology.
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