The challenge for companies is that they have traditional WAN systems, which are not designed to manage access to cloud-based services. These systems typically do not have the necessary bandwidth or security architecture required for managed localized break out or managed access to cloud services. IT Managers struggle to adapt these legacy systems to meet the requirements, but key business revenue drivers demand immediate access.
According to Visser, whether the traditional IT-team is ready and capable of bringing these services to the table is irrelevant. “The revenue driver comes first, and the only question companies need to be investigating is how they can meet those needs,” said Visser.
Why Metacom recommends SD-WAN
Metacom deals with a large number of retailers, financial institutions, and industrial enterprises and according to Visser the company makes use of its unique products and development capabilities to enable rapid access to SD-WAN and cloud-based services.
Metacom recommends switching to SD-WAN, as it offers the necessary architectures to meet modern business requirements. The implementation of SD-WAN does not only allow for managed access to cloud based services, but it simultaneously solves several key connectivity issues, whilst reducing cost.
According to Visser, many traditional networks are limited in terms of bandwidth due to the high-cost of dedicated circuits and traditional VPN services. SD-WAN, however, allows clients to use broadband services with access to much more bandwidth at a much lower cost. It also allows for the use of multiple last mile connections, often at a lower cost than a single point-to-point connection.