Today's wide area network environment is an always-on, ever-expanding mix of users, applications, devices and the cloud. WANs designed during the pre-cloud era lack the tools to handle the explosion in traffic that cloud adoption brings, and the complex change management issues that come with growth. SD-WANs use software to automate and prioritize traffic routing between WAN sites and the cloud, but many of the on-premises monitoring tools used by network administrators do not transfer to the cloud.
So how can administrators continue to monitor network performance, optimize traffic loads and efficiently manage remote appliance configuration changes after some or all of their infrastructure has migrated to the cloud? Those needs simply don't vanish because the network moved off-premises. The answer is SD-WAN, a centralized portal for complete network control and monitoring through the cloud. In our latest white paper, The Software-Defined-WAN: A Technology Whose Time Has Come, you'll learn about why your business needs SD-WAN, how to tell when you're ready for it, and some tips for the best way to go about implementation.