SD-WAN: Fact vs. Fiction

SD-WAN is an emerging technology, and there are a lot of myths about it.

Here are the top three:

Myth #1
SD-WAN is the same
as WAN optimization


WAN optimization and SD-WAN both reduce bandwidth use. But SD-WAN provides solutions that meet or exceed those offered by traditional WAN technologies:

  • Connectivity to other cloud based solutions
  • Dynamic bandwidth
  • Application acceleration and optimization
  • Support whenever you need it
Myth #2
SD-WAN will
replace MPLS


SD-WAN allows companies to utilize multiple internet circuits, balance the load across them and provides a solid quality of experience.

SD-WAN will reduce reliance on private MPLS links, but not replace it. As long as quality of service is needed, MPLS will be needed.

Myth #3
The only benefit compared
to MPLS is cost


Yes, there are cost effective upgrades when choosing SD-WAN. But the benefits of SD-WAN are far greater:

  • Best overall value and functionality
  • Agility and speed when adding locations
  • Simplification of operations
  • Redundancy, scalability and fault tolerance
  • Quality of experience for critical applications

Caroni Solutions will help you find the optimal SD-WAN solution. Call us at 800.240.0960 or email us at [email protected].