3 steps to take before deploying SD-WAN

| March 13, 2019

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As enterprises develop network strategies and technical roadmaps, one hot technology that will be on their radar is SD-WAN, a significant transformational solution in networking and a major change  from the MPLS status quo that most enterprises have deployed. As bullish as we are on SD-WAN, we recommend that any enterprise contemplating its adoption take a few preliminary steps to minimize the disruption and costs associated with transitioning from the legacy network.

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