It’s always difficult to tell how fast your business will grow, and hence how quickly you’ll need to scale your network and other IT infrastructure. When it comes to software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WAN), the scalability issue is particularly thorny because of the myriad factors that play into the equation.
Some will tell you scaling an SD-WAN is a simple matter of adding appliances, but that is far from the case, says David Greenfield, Secure Networking Evangelist with Cato Networks. Cato provides a cloud-based SD-WAN service, so Greenfield is well-versed in the factors that make SD-WAN scalability so challenging. In this post, we’ll examine a handful of them.