The speed of digital transformation among businesses demands that WAN architectures change to meet growing challenges. Needs like increasing cloud usage and growing bandwidth requirements mean that your company is likely seeking ways to simplify your WAN to meet these increasing demands.
Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) has fundamentally changed networking technology in a host of ways. It's changed so much, in fact, that some think WAN optimization itself is a dead art, lost forever against the greater efficiency of SD-WAN. That's not strictly true, but not too far off. There are still ways to optimize a WAN, thanks in large part to SD-WAN itself.