The CIO’s Guide to SD-WAN
Why it’s time for a new kind of network
Cloud-based apps, mobile, BYOD, IoT: New connectivity demands are complicating the WAN environment. A managed software-defined WAN from T-Mobile Business makes it all much simpler.
Trying to manage all of your WAN demands with traditional hardware-based network solutions is getting incredibly hard. New technologies are putting new kinds of demands on your network, and your traditional WAN infrastructure is struggling to keep up. And it’s only going to get more challenging.
What is SD-WAN? It’s a software-defined wide area network. Our SD-WAN solution is a combination of an edge device, software and management platform. It lets your IT team manage the entire WAN through software — improving visibility, simplifying admin, and allowing them to distribute business policies to all WAN-edge devices, with centralized management of cloud application performance.
Improved visibility across your apps and WAN can help you manage network traffic in smarter ways compared with MPLS service. The centralized controller continuously monitors apps and can dynamically route traffic down the best path according to your defined business policies, so you can: