Shake Up in the WAN World

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard about the big changes that could affect the IT world. It’s called SD-WAN and it’s about to flip the way traditional WAN is configured. Rather than using a hard ware based application, this one would be software based. What this means to the average business who uses remote log-ins and the ability to operate from a separate office is huge. There is some concern about anything new, and of course companies like Cisco is trying their best to shut it down. This could potentially be one of the biggest advances ever made in the optimization field.

Currently, WAN must use a private network and the connections can be too slow. This is especially true when considering the more people that are logged in to the network the slower it is. Rather than using private lines, which are not only expensive but slow, the use of public utilities can speed things up. Yes, this is what WANs world can do for those who choose to optimize and put their services in the cloud.

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The common business person may not know what all this means. Actually, it is quite simple. The slow and unreliable connections that you’ve become accustomed too are about to get a makeover technical style. Logging in remotely will no longer be an issue. Neither will the security of the data transmitted. That’s where the cloud comes in, services that use the clouds amazing ability to back things up will only find that things are more secure and quicker to access. You know that after five rush when you try to log in to the servers but it is jammed because so many other people are trying to do the same thing, it will be a thing of the past?

So kick your shoes off and get ready for an interesting ride. WAN world is going to be a lot different. No one can deny that things haven’t been the best. But, by having a new and improved option, like SD-WAN, can only optimize the current method that people are using. Why switch to a new and radical move like this one? Well, first of all you don’t have to switch anything. If you already have a WAN you are using, you only add to it, which enhances it. You don’t have to re-do everything. True, there are some costs in the initial setup, but there are also some big savings to consider.

If you’re one of those people that thinks the sky’s the limit, then look up to the sky because the cloud is about to save you and your business a ton of money.