While MPLS has been around for decades, a new class of software-defined solutions have emerged to service the needs of multi-site organizations. SD-WAN separates the physical layer and the logical control layer. Using hardware to knit together disparate transport elements and make them available as a cohesive, single network connection to the internet or between sites, SD-WAN leverages hybrid WAN architecture to deploy enterprise connectivity and optimize how businesses route traffic across different locations and worksites. The result is a secure, faster connectivity option for companies that have multiple geographically distributed sites or those who may be adding offices.
When deciding on which network architecture to select and deploy, it’s wise for companies to collaborate with an experienced and impartial resource like NEF. Backed by experience garnered from thousands of projects and a team of world-class telecom analysts, NEF understands how to align network requirements with business goals and how to knit together disparate elements like data centers, fiber networks and the cloud to create a seamless connectivity solution.