Infographic: Is SD-WAN Right for Me?

6 Nov 2018

Cisco® Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is helping businesses reduce costs while boosting network performance. See the measurable benefits of migrating from Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) to SD-WAN.

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Is SD-WAN right for me?

Organizations are shifting from MPLS to Hybrid WAN architectures, using Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) to provision and manage the WAN environment.

According to Gartner analysts:
More than 50% of WAN edge infrastructure refresh initiatives will be based on SD-WAN versus traditional routers by 20201

Examples of benefits you can achieve with Cisco SD-WAN

  • 80% Reduction in cost/Mbps
  • $20 Million savings in operating expenses (OpEx)
  • 5x Improvement in Office 365 performance
  • 100% Application uptime during network failures
  • 4x improvement in application latency
  • 12x improvement in change control time
  • SD-WAN increases bandwidth and provided predictable, increased performance
  • Reduces WAN expenses while increasing bandwidth
  • Offers optimized cloud access for a better user experience
  • Delivers reliable application performance and availability
  • Provides greater agility
  • Affords advanced threat protection
  • Ensures a resilient network

What else should I know?

MPLS can’t keep up with changes in technology

  • 80% of organizations will primarily use public cloud by 2019
  • 10 Billion mobile-connected devices by 2019
  • 30 Billion IoT devices will be connected to the internet by 2020
  • Up to 50% is expected as the annual increase in enterprise bandwidth and video adoption
  • 20 - 50% Increase in enterprise bandwidth per year through 2018
  • 73% Growth in mobile devices from 2014 – 2018
  • 90% Of revenue is generated in the branch
  • 80% Of users are served by the branch office
  • 30% Of advanced threats will target branch offices by 2016 (up from 5%)

MPLS can’t provide the bandwidth and security you need to keep pace with rapid advances in technology.

SD-WAN enables you to not just do more with less, but to transform the way you do business.

Cisco Powered Cloud Managed SD-WAN delivers an end-to-end secure platform across the access, WAN, data center and cloud.

Call us today to schedule a meeting and find out if SD-WAN is right for you.

1Skorupa, Joe; Lerner, Andrew; Canales, Christian. Forecast: SD_WAN and Its Impact on Traditional Router and MPLS Services Revenue, Worldwide; November 7, 2016. (accessed December 19, 2017)