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Innovate with a Software-Defined WAN

See why now is the time to adopt an SD-WAN strategy and transform your digital business.

Innovate with a Software-Defined WAN

The WAN as a Digital Business Enabler

The wide area network (WAN) plays a strategic role in enabling the digital transformation that’s being driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, and the cloud. It connects people, machines, things, and data, and it’s what makes for an exceptional user experience.

Digital transformation centers on having the right network architecture to achieve superior experience, pervasive security, and compliance.

Experience - For the workforce, it means increased productivity and quality of services anytime, anywhere on any device or application. For the customer, it means convenient and contextually-relevant experience in real-time across multiple channels 24 hours daily.

Security includes pervasive security that quickly detects and thoroughly mitigates intrusion at the point of attack and beyond. It protects businesses’ valuable assets, including data, systems, and customer and workforce experience.

Compliance refers to adherence to policies, laws, and regulations at a local and global level.

Today’s competitive landscape demands the digital business to not only accomplish these business outcomes, but also do it at reduced risks and costs.

Evolution of the WAN: SD-WAN and Beyond

Technology innovation in the area of WAN path control, transport-agnostic connectivity, management, and automation—synonymously SD-WAN—promises the ability to deliver simplicity, automation, and agility for businesses at compelling cost. At the same time, it brings about uncertainty and challenges for adoption.

Use our collection of resources to help you navigate the changing business landscape and its relation to the evolving WAN (current and future state). This includes SD-WAN capabilities and considerations—and the must-have WAN architectural elements of a digital business network.

Discover

Discover

The right SD-WAN solution delivers more than just SD-WAN capabilities. This SD-WAN Bill of Rights outlines 10 considerations for the WAN. (PDF - 452.93 KB)

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Research

Research

An intelligent WAN is the foundation for SD-WAN. Cisco IWAN can enable a scalable SD-WAN strategy and more. Check out ZK Research insights.

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Evaluate

Evaluate

Use this requirements checklist when assessing SD-WAN vendors and architecture. (PDF - 208 KB)

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Design

Design

Learn the specific approaches one business took to modernize its WAN and prepare your branch network for mobility, the cloud, and beyond.

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Proof Points

Proof Points

See how one customer simplified network management using SD-WAN and generated 30 percent cost savings.

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