SD-WAN – Transforming the Network You Have to the Network You Need
Part 2 of a 3-part webinar series on SD-WAN
A major shift is underway in the way companies access their applications. No longer are applications residing solely in company data centers, but are increasingly being migrated to the cloud or accessed as a SaaS offering. Hybrid IT is becoming the operational model of choice, requiring companies to re-evaluate the applicability of existing IT infrastructure. Architectures that made sense in the past, no longer make sense in the Digital Age.
One area where this is particularly true is the WAN. Most companies today are saddled with a ten to fifteen year old MPLS WAN architecture. Using this architecture to access cloud based applications is proving to be a costly and inefficient way to go. In addition, it has a negative impact on application performance and response times, leading to end user dissatisfaction. As a result, WAN transformation has become a high priority topic for most CIO’s. WAN transformation, however, is a complex undertaking and needs to be considered in the context of the larger digital transformation journey. Transforming the WAN will also require transformation in the areas of security, and visibility and performance management.
In order to help companies better understand all that is involved, Dimension Data is offering a three part webinar series that will provide insight into the full scope of this transformational initiative. This webinar deals with the security component of SD-WAN, focusing on the security challenges that emerge as a result of WAN transformation and how they can be addressed.