Subsequent to globalization, business expansion and new branch networks have raised the demand for cross-border communications. The rigorous environment also catalyzes remote offices and the development of cloud applications for maintaining business continuity. Enterprises have to seek a more advanced connectivity solution — SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network). Growing rapidly, the SD-WAN technology is not only agile and efficient, but also simplified, more secure, and cost-effective than the traditional networks.
With numerous SD-WAN solutions, ones with comprehensive and excellent designs undoubtedly offer better performance. The question is, what features should a well-designed SD-WAN solution possess? A comprehensive SD-WAN platform is of course to satisfy the existing IT architecture of enterprises and their operational needs for remote working and modern branch environments. Second, it should complement MPLS or other connectivity solutions and with strong multi-cloud connectivity capabilities. Last but not least, the solutions should meet compliance requirements with integrated security, incorporate intelligent technologies to streamline network operations and meet IT management goals.
IDC believes that SD-WAN will further address future connectivity needs, increase operational flexibility and generate new revenues. Facing the unpredictable environment for the next few years, enterprises should strengthen the connectivity to enhance their digital resilience, ensuring normal operation under any circumstances. The new normal and globalization are driving the expansion of local businesses into different regions, and stimulating the transition of traditional business operations to cloud platforms, continuously raising the demand for regional connectivity. On the other hand, a massive volume of data will be produced in the highly digitalized future. What if data can seamlessly flow between people, things, applications and processes with SD-WAN? It will unlock immense data values for generating new revenues. Enterprises must recognize that dynamic connectivity is necessary for their future and SD-WAN will drive them forward and create new opportunities.
To lay the foundation of long-term development, enterprises should gain insights into the future trends of connectivity. The main reason is that the digital transformation boom has raised the bar for connectivity and posed foreseeable challenges to their network architecture.
The latest IDC InfoBrief indicated that the best SD-WAN partner should be equipped with technical and innovation capabilities, full lifecycle of services from planning to deployment, as well as maintained deep technology ecosystems. Possessed with rich resources, global coverages, innovative technologies and years of expertise, CITIC Telecom CPC is committed to offering exceptional ICT services. We pledge to actualize an intelligent SD-WAN platform to embrace the future.
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