Ciaran Roche, CTO, Coevolve: Kangwarn Chinthammit, Director of Solutions, VeloCloud
Retailers are constantly under pressure to deliver a better in-store experience for shoppers as part of an omni-channel engagement model. Much of these changes are driving new network requirements, including in-store wireless, sensors and beacons, streaming audio and video content, and new retail management systems. Traditional store networks just cannot keep up with these demands.
Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is gaining significant momentum with hundreds of retail companies as a solution to keep up with the demands of these bandwidth hungry applications, and to provide a platform to deliver next-generation services to stores.