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The Network Management Challenge of SD-WAN of avoiding ugly babies

One of my most popular articles about SD-WAN is "The IF THEN ELSE of SDWAN - reality versus the lab" which is now one of my "Top 40 articles based on popularity". However, one of the topics I have not fully addressed around Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is how its not only about the technology itself but the underpinning processes as well as the related human factor associated with the whole ecosystem. Making the assumption that any existing issues related to branch network deployment will be totally solved by selecting and installing devices from a SD-WAN vendor is incorrect because a significant proportion of the problems are related to human error or procedural failure.

This article was originally published over on LinkedIn: The Network Management Challenge of SD-WAN of avoiding ugly babies


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