It’s no secret that CIOs want their networks to be more agile, better able to accommodate new requirements of the digital business. SD-WAN has made significant advancements in that regard. And, yet, it’s also equally clear that SD-WAN alone cannot futureproof enterprise networks.
Mobile users, cloud resources, security services — all are critical to the digital business and yet none are native to SD-WAN. Companies must invest in additional infrastructure for those capabilities. Skilled security and networking talent are still needed to run those networks, expertise that’s often in short supply. Operational costs, headaches, and delays are incurred when upgrading and maintaining security and networking appliances.
Outsourcing networking to a telco managed network service does not solve the problem. Capital, staffing, and operational costs continue to exist, only now marked-up and charged back to the customer. And, to make matters worse, enterprises lose visibility into and control over the traffic traversing the managed network services.
How then can you prepare your network for the digital business of today — and tomorrow?…