The problem with traditional wide area networks (WAN) is they rely on conventional routers to connect users at branch offices to applications hosted on servers at the enterprise data center. Not only is this setup not cloud-friendly, but it usually requires the backhauling of all network traffic. This can lead to delays that cause management complexity, application performance unpredictability, and data vulnerability. When it comes down to it, WAN was designed for an era not ready for the volume of traffic cloud-based services brings to the table.
As businesses increasingly rely on cloud connectivity and adopt software as a service (SaaS) applications—like Salesforce and Dropbox—it’s important to have a network option that’s made to host applications in private or public cloud environments. Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) are designed to be able to handle the IT challenges traditional WAN can’t. The team at iSymplify can help you find the right SD-WAN provider for your business.