Overall Managed SD-WAN Benefit Review

In a December blog, I wrote at a high level about a paper from the Eastern Management Group regarding the benefits of utilizing different types of cloud services, which basically boil down to the following organizational benefits:

  • Reduced IT Effort
  • Deployment Velocity
  • Scalability
  • Business Agility

Today, according to that paper, I will highlight just a few of the benefits of using Managed SD-WAN services. Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture that allows enterprises to leverage any combination of transport services – including MPLS, LTE, and broadband internet services – to connect users to applications securely. It creates a network managed through cloud software rather than disparate hardware systems. A significant benefit of using SD-WAN is:

  • Removes the need for companies to choose between high-cost private networks or low-cost Internet connections when building corporate networks. Instead, it allows businesses to leverage affordable, widely available broadband connections to boost bandwidth and reduce redundancy. It also prioritizes mission-critical applications such as voice and video while streamlining administration and centralizing management.

Managed SD-WAN utilizes a third party to oversee the implementation, continued monitoring, and updates of the SD-WAN service. Major benefits include:

  • Proactive monitoring – identifies issues in real time and allows the organization to take corrective action before users notice or complain
  • A managed service provider can deploy additional security solutions and keep your company up to date with the latest developments

If you are looking for more information on Sangoma’s Managed SD-WAN offering, please go here. If you want to read the full report now, please go here.

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