There’s one common question every CIO today faces: what is all the hype around SD-WAN, and does my organization need it?
Google ‘what is SD-WAN’ and you’ll notice the majority of results are just articles of people telling you what they think SD-WAN is. The reason? SD-WAN is a nebulous term, and it means something different to everyone. The better approach to learning what SD-WAN means is to understand that it doesn’t mean anything at all. It’s not a technology, but rather a term: SD-WAN is an attempt to solve a problem.
When an organization is interested in SD-WAN, what they’re really saying is, “We have a problem that we don’t fully know how to solve.” So, what’s the problem? Companies want to maximize performance while reducing cost, but don’t know how to do it.