Cloud Computing Applications

The Future Of The WAN Is Software-Defined

Provided by Riverbed

Category Cloud Computing Applications

Type White Paper

Length 8

Publish Date March 15 2016

Date posted October 11 2017


The adoption of cloud resources, coupled with increased bandwidth requirements to support rich media, interactive communications, and other bandwidth-heavy applications, has created interest in deploying hybrid WAN topologies at remote locations (e.g., a combination of MPLS, Internet, LTE, etc.). While multiple transport technologies increase capacity and reliability, they also increase complexity and create new challenges for network managers. Software-defined WAN solutions can help to alleviate these challenges, enabling organizations to capitalize on the benefits of hybrid WANs while increasing overall agility and operational efficiency of the network.

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