Overall Managed SD-WAN Benefit Review
In a December blog, I wrote at a high level about a paper from the Eastern Management Group regarding the benefits of utilizing different types of cloud services, which basically boil down to the following organizational benefits:
- Reduced IT Effort
- Deployment Velocity
- Business Agility
Today, according to that paper, I will highlight just a few of the benefits of using Managed SD-WAN services. Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture that allows enterprises to leverage any combination of transport services – including MPLS, LTE, and broadband internet services – to connect users to applications securely. It creates a network managed through cloud software rather than disparate hardware systems. A significant benefit of using SD-WAN is:
- Removes the need for companies to choose between high-cost private networks or low-cost Internet connections when building corporate networks. Instead, it allows businesses to leverage affordable, widely available broadband connections to boost bandwidth and reduce redundancy. It also prioritizes mission-critical applications such as voice and video while streamlining administration and centralizing management.
Managed SD-WAN utilizes a third party to oversee the implementation, continued monitoring, and updates of the SD-WAN service. Major benefits include:
- Proactive monitoring – identifies issues in real time and allows the organization to take corrective action before users notice or complain
- A managed service provider can deploy additional security solutions and keep your company up to date with the latest developments
If you are looking for more information on Sangoma’s Managed SD-WAN offering, please go here. If you want to read the full report now, please go here.
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