Digital transformation encompasses almost every facet of the digital world including cloud adoption. From IAAS, PAAS, and SAAS, analytics are used to earn valuable insights. AI or artificial intelligence, on the other hand, is used for prediction while UI or user interface is useful for providing a top-notch user experience. Digitalisation can significantly improve the business efficiency in its operations and marketing strategies.  

These factors all contribute to increasing website traffic and garnering more leads that can eventually convert to sales. The diverse nature of QoS requirements and complex architecture of the website’s system challenges LANs and WANs, and WANs greatly impact the challenges of digitalisation. 

High Volume Traffic

While most data is safely kept in a cloud, applications is the one running off the cloud. However, the data origin and application consumption takes place within the volume of traffic as it grows drastically. Given that sensitive information will be processed, an immense pressure of WAN is happening to ensure that these sensitive data go through the corporate network rather than the public or free internet. 

Diverse Latency and Reliability

UC or unified communication, ERP applications, and real-time assessments or analytics typically mandate latencies. UC need not be high packet but real-time analytics and ERP need to do so. This factor broadens while companies make use of cases and app scenarios due to the challenge of creating, configuring, and building the network to its optimal potential. 

Agile Complexity

When the business expands on a global scale, connecting to multiple clouds across the sections of WANs is a complex process that can be hard to manage and configure. The movements of workload and alteration in different site locations add depth or another dimension to the complex nature of configuring network administrators. 

Security Risk

Data all over the internet is swarming like stains making it even riskier and prone to hacking. Sensitive data need to be protected and encrypted when transporting since they are the prime target for hackers. 

The Next Generation WAN

Ease in Operations

As was mentioned, WAN shoulders almost all risky elements in digital transformation. SD-WAN can manage the entire network through centralisation using cloud-hosted applications. This feature helps businesses perform easy configuration of its endpoints catered to the needs and the capacity of its parameters. 

Optimal Application Performance

SD-WAN supports intelligent traffic covering multi-link, multi-path quality, and forwarding which the website’s traffic is being forwarded to the right link based on the QoS demands. Additionally, each SAAS application like latency and reliability are served. This quality ensures that even when the network is experiencing network issues, user experience is not compromised. 

Active 24/7

The centralised service of automation and multi-link and path delivers a 24/7 service to users. SD-WAN creates an independent transportation route across various links with the use of automated systems. 

High Security and Optimal Cost

SD-WAN has the capability to create a WAn using a traditional VPN or internet. With traditional VPN or internet or both, companies are able to design money-efficient routing policies. High-quality traffic demands expensive VPNs while lower traffic sites need only low-cost internet to run. 

SD-WAN promotes independent service provider that helps in delivering links while avoiding lock-ins. Moreover, the optimisation of the cost in SD-WAN is usually anchored to the centralised management system of the business. 

By Vanessa