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SD – WAN Fact vs. Fiction

You may have heard the term “SD-WAN” being thrown about lately.

SD-WAN is an emerging technology. It makes sense that there are a lot of myths it. Want to know the truth about SD-WAN?

Myth #1: SD-WAN is the same as WAN optimization


WAN optimization and SD-WAN both reduce bandwidth use. But SD-WAN provides solutions that meet or exceed those offered by traditional WAN technologies:


  • Connectivity to other cloud based solutions
  • Dynamic bandwidth
  • Application acceleration and optimization
  • Support whenever you need it


Myth #2: SD-WAN will replace Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)


SD-WAN allows companies to utilize multiple internet circuits, balance the load across them, and provides a solid quality of experience.


SD-WAN will reduce reliance on private MPLS links, but not replace it. As long as quality of service is needed, MPLS will be needed.


Myth #3: The only benefit compared to MPLS is cost


Yes, there are cost effective upgrades when choosing SD-WAN. But the benefits of SD-WAN are far greater:


  • Best overall value and functionality
  • Agility and speed when adding locations
  • Simplification of operations
  • Redundancy, scalability and fault tolerance
  • Quality of experience for critical applications


SD-WAN will open a whole new set of opportunities for your company. It is already a game changer for several of our clients and partners.

Our team will find the optimal SD-WAN solution for you. Call us today at 630.995.9788