BrandPost: Part 2: Before Making WAN Changes, Consider Your Bandwidth and Application Requirements

BrandPost: Part 2: Before Making WAN Changes, Consider Your Bandwidth and Application Requirements

In part 1 of this 3-part series on how to conduct a wide-area network assessment and prepare for WAN updates, we looked at foundational issues such as current challenges and objectives. In this installment, we’ll examine considerations around applications and bandwidth.

As with part 1, my source for information was Mike Lawson, Manager of SD-WAN/NFV Solutions Architecture for CenturyLink. Lawson is in the trenches with network architects and customers every day; as such, he understands the issues that lead companies to upgrade WAN services to newer technologies such as software-defined WAN (SD-WAN).

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