As your enterprise partner, Globe Business shares with you its passion in helping you carve your path towards future-proofing your business by keeping you connected. Be prepared for the future with SD-WAN and start experiencing a better, more expansive, and agile connectivity. No matter what industry you are in, Globe SD-WAN will be a competitive boost to your network infrastructure, especially now that technology continues to change the way we do business.
Technology has always been at the forefront of change. As it continues to modernize and improve the daily lives of an everyday consumer, it also makes its mark on industries and businesses all over the world.
Technology has also always played a big role in bringing people together through connectivity. Since leased lines were first launched in the 1970s, connectivity options have evolved, and some of these like ATM, Frame Relay, MPLS, and IP-VPN are still currently in use. And with today’s fast-paced advancement in science and technology comes the latest frontier in connectivity, the Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN).
Since network infrastructure commonly employed by businesses today are costly, complicated to maintain, provider-dependent, and limited in footprint, SD-WAN works as a complementary technology to the likes of IP-VPN (e.g. ELAN, MPLS) and upgrades them to provide a more agile connectivity that can eradicate the common pain points in the existing network infrastructure.
So how does SD-WAN work and how does it complement your current connectivity? SD-WAN is a third-wave connectivity technology that uses software and cloud-based technology to efficiently deliver connectivity to multiple sites. By doing this, it enables its users to efficiently manage the network operations of multiple locations/branches.
The SD-WAN advantage
There are two major areas where SD-WAN can help businesses with.
The first one is its value-addition to existing connectivity options. By serving as a complement to any network transport, SD-WAN allows you and your business to roll out a more efficient corporate data network.
With SD-WAN, your network operations can be easily configured and self-managed without the need to constantly inform and coordinate with your provider. Because it uses software and cloud-based technology, SD-WAN can help you expand your reach and ensure that each of your sites is well-connected.
Secondly, using SD-WAN enables improved service availability and network performance. Through it, businesses can provide cost-efficient redundancy, improve network agility, and use intelligent pathway control to determine the flow of network traffic.
This way, you can make sure that your network is at its best for your business as you are able to re-route bandwidth traffic from one transport to another while ensuring that your lines and internal communications are secure.
Installing SD-WAN is also cost-efficient and requires minimal configuration as it adapts itself to your current network infrastructure. More importantly, it can help reduce cost by pulling down CAPEX and OPEX for network infrastructure and hardware appliances commonly needed in a previous-generation network technology set-up.
SD-WAN in different industries
SD-WAN can complement any existing network infrastructure your business has, help improve your connectivity, and advance your operations in the digital space. No matter which industry your business operates in, it can surely benefit you in the following ways: