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Cisco: 5 SD-WAN Operational Challenges for Service Providers to Consider

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Cisco: 5 SD-WAN Operational Challenges for Service Providers to Consider
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Cloud and associated networking technologies such as Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) offer significant benefits in terms of business agility and cost reduction of total cost of ownership.  SD-WAN, or software-defined networking in a wide area network, is one of the latest technologies driving real transformation in enterprise WAN architectures. SD-WAN helps businesses drive down circuit costs as well as provide service agility, which means speed in providing solutions for their customers.

Many Enterprises rely on their circuit providers for Managed SD-WAN offerings. These Managed Service Providers (MSPs) not only generate new revenue streams with Managed SD-WAN and Cloud VPN-type services but it can drive down their costs due to reduction in truck rolls and a higher level of automation.

While SD-WAN has a number of benefits, adoption has been slow and cautious. One of the key hindrances in adoption of SDN/NFV technologies is the operationalization of a hybrid network consisting of both physical and virtualized technologies.

Read the entire article here, 5 SD-WAN Operational Challenges for Service Providers to Consider

via the fine folks at Cisco Systems.

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