Daniel Burke, Product Manager SD-WAN

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SD-WAN and MPLS: fight to the death or strategic alliance?

When SD-WAN first started to gain traction, a lot of people predicted it would kill MPLS.

There were good reasons for that opinion. Traditional WANs aren’t well-suited to the cloud era where traffic from business-critical apps and services is destined for the internet. The traditional MPLS practice of backhauling to a central hub doesn’t allow for the performance that many cloud services demand, and MPLS costs can mushroom if capacity is increased to cope with the demand for internet connectivity.

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Engaging stakeholders in a SD-WAN implementation is key to unlocking its true value

The nature of business, and the role of IT within it, has changed dramatically in recent years. As agile, customer-focused digital businesses have emerged, IT provisioning has evolved to meet the need for increased flexibility and responsiveness. A multi-cloud model has become common, but this has placed huge pressure on traditional networks, which have struggled to cope with the new demands.

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