SD WAN - the new kid on the block
Posted on 21st March 2019 at 15:45
Is it the end for MPLS?
Few can agree on the merits or otherwise of SD WAN. Since its inception, so much has been written or spoken - much of it wildly inaccurate.
How does SD WAN compare to MPLS?
Will the new kid replace the old-timer?
Is SD WAN always the cheaper option?
In this article, we’ll explore these questions and some of the associated myths. We’ll also give you our take on the controversial topic. But let’s begin with definitions -
SD WAN - Software-Defined networking in a Wide Area Network
SD-WAN simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by separating the networking hardware from its control mechanism.
MPLS - Multiprotocol Label Switching is a protocol-agnostic routing process aimed at accelerating and shaping traffic flows across enterprise wide area and service provider networks.