The Orange Business SD-WAN deployment box set: your four-part how-to guide to network transformation and great business connectivity

We've produced a four-part guide to help you design your network transformation strategy. With our help, you can turn your visions into reality, guiding you from proof of concept tests to real world deployment. Here's a quick overview of our SD-WAN box-set.

SD-WAN provides a way of overlaying control, visibility and optimization in this hybrid environment and provides the agility to get connectivity links up and running quickly in new sites. Advantages like these are why major global organizations like Siemens are deploying SD-WAN. But getting your implementation strategy right is vital to maximizing the benefits of SD-WAN deployment. Luckily for you, we can show you how it's all done.

Part one of the SD-WAN how-to "box-set" of four articles deals with defining the steps you'll need to take to define your network transformation strategy and to ensure it meets your digital business goals. Starting with consulting the right stakeholders, this first blog lays out the step-by-step process required to achieve a robust plan.

Once you have the best plan in place, it's important to test the technology thoroughly to understand the opportunities and challenges ahead. A proof-of-concept (PoC) workshop in a lab or a real-world pilot can help. Part two deals with how to test your concept under real-life conditions. The use of the Orange Open Lab has proven popular for testing. It's quick and easy and delivers powerful insights. Over just two days, enterprises can experiment with simulated traffic traversing our network of Open Labs in Asia, the Middle East, the U.S. and Europe using a choice of Cisco Viptela, Meraki, Juniper Networks or Riverbed SD-WAN solutions. It's a great way to safely test your plan in a live environment with real-world traffic.

Part three takes you through six steps to a successful SD-WAN pilot program, and the final article looks closely at final deployment.

This informative set of blogs is just a part of our library of SD-WAN content, which also includes a useful SD-WAN profiler and our e-book "Meeting the Challenge of the Digital Age With SD-WAN" as well as several other blog and Insight Magazine articles.

For more tips on defining your SD-WAN migration path, watch our on-demand webinar or get in touch using our contact us form.

Glenn Le Santo
Glenn Le Santo

Editor in Chief, International, at Orange Business. I'm in charge of our International website and the English language blogs at Orange Business. In my spare time I'm literally captain of my own ship, spending my time on the wonderful rivers and canals of England.