IT - Networks

"The importance of WAN performance monitoring hasn't decreased with the introduction of SD-WAN and other technologies. Enterprises still need to enforce proper monitoring strategies...

One network segment that enterprises must constantly monitor from a performance perspective is the wide area network.

Because of the inherent limitations of WAN connectivity, the WAN will likely be a bottleneck. Even with newer WAN technologies that seek to improve overall application performance across a WAN -- such as software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) -- performance monitoring is not only recommended, it's more important than ever..."

"Businesses considering embarking on a new SD-WAN deployment, should keep in mind these four factors influencing its rapid rise.

According to analyst firm IDC SD-WAN adoption is predicted to reach $8 billion by 2021. Businesses across the globe are looking to access the benefits provided by SD-WAN implementations including cost savings of up to 50 per cent, increased network resiliency, and better application performance across complex network environments..."

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