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Fast-track Your SD-WAN Journey by Frost & Sullivan

Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology is revolutionizing the way enterprises deploy hybrid networks. While Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) has long dominated the enterprise WAN space, the emergence of SD-WAN is questioning the status quo of MPLS-only WAN, or a static hybrid WAN consisting of MPLS and Internet links. In an SD-WAN deployment, the underlying transport network is abstracted, and a centralized controller uses intelligent, application-aware software to route traffic over the optimal network technology, based on business policies. This means that enterprises do not have to depend solely on MPLS links for multi-site connectivity, but instead can consider hybrid WAN deployments that make the best of Internet (inexpensive and widely available) and MPLS (private and reliable) connections.