Virtualization has revolutionized the data center, and now the next step is revolutionizing the network. Central to the networking revolution is software-defined networking (SDN), which allows network administrators to virtualize their networking hardware and bring added agility and cost savings. Although all networking of all types can benefit from SDN, one area ripe for adoption is the wide area network (WAN). SD-Wan, as software-defined WAN is called, can enable businesses to harness virtualization and reap the benefits not only of improved agility and cost, but also other benefits. Companies such as CloudGenix are pushing forward with SD-WAN technology and giving businesses an easy adoption path.
Here are four reasons why SD-WAN makes sense.