6 Imperatives for Successful SD-WAN Deployments

CHRISTOPHER BURT | January 7, 2020

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SD-WAN is one of the hottest enterprise technology trends in recent years. With benefits like easy management, massive cost savings compared to MPLS, and flexible application performance across complex network environments, it looks like adoption rates will continue to soar. In fact, research from IDC predicts the SD-WAN market will grow at a 40 percent compound annual growth rate to reach $4.5 billion by 2022. While it’s true that this technology can remove a significant amount of complexity and cost from your multi-link network, you must take your time to conduct the necessary assessments and have a strong deployment and operation plan in place before tackling a new SD-WAN implementation. Here are six key steps every NetOps team should take to ensure the success of an SD-WAN deployment:

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