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