There’s little question that software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) have taken off, as companies look for increased network resiliency and control. But there’s still significant confusion about SD-WAN, including some benefits that are more myth than reality.
In this post, we’ll explore three common misconceptions that surround SD-WAN, starting with what is probably the most important one.
Misconception #1: SD-WAN will replace services such as MPLS
SD-WAN doesn’t necessary replace any existing network service, be it MPLS, broadband Internet, or anything else. In fact, it requires some kind of network service to work at all.