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The future of retail networking

Today’s retail customers have high expectations, and retailers are under continual pressure to enhance the quality of the customer experience. A growing variety of applications and the arrival of IoT have further increased demand on retail networks. These factors can all slow down digital transformation.

69%


of IT decision makers believe lack of visibility into their legacy network infrastructure is a barrier to digital transformation.

Riverbed research – September 2017

 
 

Shaping the future of retail with SD-WAN

For your transformation to be successful, you need a flexible network infrastructure that supports your transformation and innovation goals. Software-defined networking is ideally suited to the retail industry, because it's agile, it simplifies branch-office networking and it ensures that applications perform as required.

Download our infographic to learn how SD-WAN can provide the necessary agility and flexibility to transform your operations and enhance your customers' experiences.

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Shaping the future of retail with SD-WAN

 
 

How does SD-WAN work?

Software-defined networking (SDN) simplifies the management and operation of your global infrastructure. By decoupling hardware from orchestration, you improve cost, reliability and security.

SD‑WAN is an evolution of software‑defined networking, which separates the data layer from the control layer in a network environment. By using VPNs between sites, Orange is bringing the benefits of SDN to WAN‑based users and drawing more of the infrastructure into a software‑defined environment.

 
 

Find out where you are in your network transformation journey

 

Enterprises are rapidly migrating to the cloud, resulting in significant challenges in network management and keeping pace with the evolution of IT and end-user demand. They are demanding a network infrastructure that provides the agility they need for their digital transformation. Flexible SD-WAN from Orange addresses this requirement by simplifying the evolution of your network and making it future proof.

Are you ready for the future of networking? To find out, we've developed an SD-WAN Profiler tool that can help you discover your current network infrastructure profile and your road to a software-defined future.

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