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SD-WAN Is Inevitable. Here’s Why Managed SD-WAN May Be Your Best Choice.

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For distributed enterprises, it is no longer a question of if you will be implementing Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) but when.

According to Gartner’s 2018 Strategic Roadmap for Networking Report, by 2021 more than 65% of WAN refresh initiatives will be based on SD-WAN.

Chances are, between now and 2021, your network will be due for a refresh.

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And SD-WAN is not just the inevitable, but the intelligent choice for distributed enterprises.

With SD-WAN you get operational benefits like simplified updates and less repetitive activities. But more importantly, your enterprise will get:

  • Consistent application performance across the enterprise
  • Uniform user experience regardless of transport type
  • End of blackouts and brownouts on the network

With an SD-WAN solution you have options. You can update network appliances and services at a pace that is consistent with your needs, budget and business requirements, or you can rip and replace to do it all at once.

With Managed SD-WAN, there’s a better way.

The value of an experienced Managed SD-WAN provider like Hughes is that we can help you plan and prepare to avoid errors or mistakes, whether the installation is gradual or immediate.

Increasingly, distributed enterprises are utilizing Managed SD-WAN providers to accelerate, simplify and generally assist in the deployment of these important new technologies.

With Managed SD-WAN, distributed organizations get the benefit of SD-WAN and a trusted provider to help reduce the risks of implementing it themselves. Managed SD-WAN providers like Hughes provide expertise across multiple transport types to support consistent performance across your diverse WAN. Robust analytics and dashboarding, ensure you receive the performance promised.  With one provider overseeing your SD-WAN, your security posture is more uniform. A trusted provider will take care of the WAN while you focus on your business.

Why agonize when there are specialized partners available to help? Why recreate a process that already exists?

SD-WAN is inevitable, but with a Managed SD-WAN partner, the risks of implementation don’t have to be.

Want to learn more or talk you through implementation challenges? Contact us and find out why enterprises are turning to a trusted and experienced provider to establish a plan optimized to minimize the disruption and accelerate the benefits for all stakeholders involved, from customers to employees.

 

About the Author

Mike Tippets

Mike Tippets is the Vice President for Enterprise Marketing & Organizational Development at Hughes. He leads a team that helps multi-site businesses engage, communicate, grow and make The Right Connection with their staff and their customers.