No one industry is immune. 40% of incumbents are at risk of being displaced in the next 5 years.1
45 CountriesTaxi > E-hailing (Uber, Lyft)
SubscribersCD > Download, Streaming
in Transactions in 2014Transactional > Actionable Insights
of Digital Ad Revenue WorldwidePrint > Digital
78% of Executives State That Achieving Digital Transformation Is Critical to Staying Competitive.2
To transform, businesses use IT to DISRUPT.
To disrupt, IT relies on the network as the platform to INNOVATE.
To innovate, the network needs a next-generation architecture to DIGITIZE.
- Digital Vortex: How Digital Disruption Is Redefining Industries. Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, 2015.
- Capgemini Consulting & MIT Sloan Management Review, 2013.
Digital Transformation Challenges
Current State of the Network
Organizations continue to spread out from large, centralized locations to multiple smaller, distributed locations.1
56% of organizations currently deploy some application delivery optimization tools to deal with bandwidth growth and streaming videos.1
By 2019, there will be 24 billion networked devices and connections, up from 14 billion in 2014.2
Business IP traffic will grow at 20% CAGR from 2014 to 2019.2
80% of customer-facing employees are served at the branch.3
90% of Enterprise Revenue Is Attained at Branches.3
Branches Are the Focal Point. The WAN Is the Branch’s Foundation.
Yet 60% of WAN Budgets Are Flat or Down for Most IT Departments.1
- WAN Key Trends, Nemertes Research 2015. DN4391.
- State of the WAN Report, 2015. Webtorials.
- US Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, 2015.
One approach to solving such complexity is SD-WAN. However,
SD-WAN is just another phase in the evolution of the WAN.
SD-WAN addresses some facets of today’s IT challenges: simplicity, openness, and agility.
Why Adopt SD-WAN?
- Increase flexibility1
- Simplify IT operations1
- Achieve rapid, elastic deployments1
- Cost reduction
- Business agility
- Faster time to market
What’s Holding Back SD-WAN Adoption?
Lack of ROI
Lack of mainstream deployments
Lack of partner support and solutions
SD-WAN Is One Approach to Solving Today's WAN Challenges
Automated tools to simplify IT operations
Extensible and interoperable interfaces for customization
Policy-based system automation
To digitally transform, enterprises need a
Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) = That Next-Generation Architecture
Technology Transitions That Fuel Digitalization
A vortex of changes that aims to:
- Simplify business operations, security policies, and processes
- Orchestrate and accelerate the simplified business through technology automation
- Gain insightful analytics that lead to best and faster decisions
Digitize with speed and peace of mind. Intelligent WAN enables IT to achieve proven business outcomes.
IWAN Has the Key Technology Pillars to Enable Digital Transformation.
Policy-based system management: WAN, access, data center
IWAN app with APIC-EM, Cisco Prime™ Infrastructure, Cisco Meraki®, Glue Networks, LiveAction
Broadest scalable HW and SW portfolio and flexible deployment models
Routers, switches, security, unified communications and collaboration for branch, campus, and data center
End-to-end security: At the perimeter, endpoint devices, and in the cloud
Web, cloud, zone-based firewall, intrusion prevention and detection systems
Intelligent path control with application visibility and optimization
Application Visibility and Control, NBAR2, PfRv3, WAAS, Akamai (SaaS)
Market leadership, broad partner ecosystem and services with 24x7 global support
SP (IWAN as a service), enterprises, small and midsize businesses
- State of the WAN Report, 2015. Webtorials.
Enabling Business Outcomes: Workforce Experience
- Anytime, anywhere workforce with pervasive, secure connectivity
- Bring-your-own X (device or application)
- Context- and role-based experience
- Simplify universal and secure access
- Gain visibility into devices and applications
- Optimize performance for cloud applications
Enabling Business Outcomes: Customer Experience
- Enhance customer service and loyalty
- Provide an omni-channel experience: Interactive physical and virtual customer experience
- Gain analytics that help optimize business processes
- Provide a rich, connected mobile experience to customers
- Connect customer-facing employees anytime and anywhere
- Simplify the dynamic nature of mobility and Internet of Things (IoT)
Enabling Business Outcomes: Security and Compliance
- Local and global compliance
- Data privacy protection
- Business continuity
- Use network security capabilities with no added complexity
- Combine advanced malware protection and traditional security
- Learn from real-world security breaches
Enabling Business Outcomes: IT Transformation
- Accelerated time to market
- Real-time, localized business change management
- Provision at the speed of the digital business
- Minimize manual and box-centric operations via automation
- Limit and control the scope of policy changes
When evaluating a network architecture to fuel your digital transformation, use the following requirements checklist to guide your SD-WAN assessment.
Requirements Checklist for Vendor Evaluation
Ask your vendors:
Do you have any evidence demonstrating the ROI of your solution?
Can you migrate seamlessly to an SD-WAN infrastructure?
How will your solution integrate with non-SD-WAN infrastructure?
What capabilities do you have to support a hands-on pilot or testing in my existing legacy or hybrid WAN environment?
Do you have validated and certified security offerings (FIPS 140-2, CC, or Suite-B)?
What new skill sets and hardware or software resources are needed to deploy and support your solution?
WAN is a long-term investment. What is the scope and scale of your support model? And the maturity of your solution and your company’s longevity?
How open is your solution?
How broad is your partner ecosystem?
Requirements for Technology Assessment
- What is the minimum and maximum number of branches supported by the vendor’s solution?
- How is the interoperability between SD-WAN and non-SD-WAN environments?
- What is the solution’s platform, for example, physical or virtual, appliance or software?
- Which native Layer 3 to Layer 7 network services are offered or integrated with?
- To what extent does the solution support northbound API for third-party management or control applications?
- Which platforms can the branch component be delivered on, for example, physical or virtual, appliance or software?
- Does the solution support legacy WAN interfaces, such as T1, E1, DS3, and other transport types, such as LTE?
- How is direct Internet access (DIA) supported, and which security services does the solution offer or integrate with?