SD-WAN Drivers

An SD-WAN Driver is the main reason an organization should, or is interested in, adoption of SD-WAN.

The drivers for SD-WAN adoption – the main reason organizations are interested in adoption of SD-WAN - will vary among businesses (including business type and size). However, the most popular business drivers for upgrading networks include:

  • Bandwidth optimization (load sharing, cost reduction)
  • Improved security, especially with applications
  • Integration with an existing WAN
  • Automation and self-provisioning
  • The need for redundancy (no loss in connection/bandwidth)
  • Software replacing hardware (emulation rather than hardware component expenses)