There are still key concerns about moving to new WAN technologies from MPLS, whether that’s a perception that security will be downgraded, quality and performance will be lost, or just simply the daunting prospect of yet another big project.
There are, however, significant benefits to moving to a more flexible, automated environment to meet changing business needs, and different WAN technologies to help you move forward, that can save money and improve IT, security and business processes.
In this white paper, we look at these key concerns and provide some guidance to help ease the pain of implementation.
5 key concerns to overcome to ensure the right WAN infrastructure
A must read, if you are still doubting whether SD WAN and SASE are right for your organisation.
Differing levels of quality and distance to the Internet backbone
Understanding the value and benefits an alternative WAN architecture can deliver
Resistance to change
Service suppliers – one or many?
Believing MPLS is more secure and delivers better quality application and voice performance
Multi-layered security – one of the major benefits in moving to cloud-native WAN – along with improved IT and business processes.
Do any of the above concerns resonate? If you are still hesitant in building a business case and unsure whether your organisation is ready for a new WAN infrastructure, these are key concerns to address.
While MPLS has been the mainstay for the past twenty years, the increasing reliability, performance, flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of internet connectivity is clearly driving enterprises to deploy new WAN infrastructures. 85% of IT professionals in our recent survey planning to deploy either SD WAN or SASE by the summer of 2022.
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