SD-WAN, or software-defined wide area network, is the newest capability in the world of WAN. Software-defined networking capabilities can be applied as a virtual overlay to a company’s current WAN connection, which would typically be MPLS-based today.

An SD-WAN architecture can connect your branches and data centers, optimizing network performance, for about ⅓ of the cost of using solely MPLS.

One good thing about SD-WAN is that, since it is software, the configuration of this solution onto your current infrastructure is quick and easy, and can produce OPEX and CAPEX savings by up to 90 percent in a few short months. You don’t even have to have an IT guy (or gal) out to your site to configure it.