In an interactive event organized by Umbrella Infocare in association with Citrix to discuss the business benefits of SD-WAN technology, enterprise customers were clearly excited about its applicability—the advantages over traditional router-based WANs and challenges emerging from accessing public Cloud platforms.
Vikram Khanna, Lead Systems Engineer, Citrix set the tone for the evening by providing an overview of how SD-WAN simplifies network management for distributed enterprises. Shweta Negi Enterprise Account Manager, Umbrella Infocare provided insights into Umbrella capabilities.
Customers learnt about how SD-WAN solves some of the day-to-day enterprise challenges in connectivity issues, network performance, facilitating delivery of applications at branch offices while adhering to regulatory compliance and security best practices.
According to a study conducted by IDC, nearly 82% of IT leaders believe their organizations’ ability to migrate apps to the cloud is hindered by increasing complexity of network infrastructure. IDC predicts the SD WAN market to touch nearly USD 8 billion by 2021, experiencing exponential growth of nearly 70% between 2018 and 2021.
Some benefits that resonated with customers include the following:
Not surprisingly Gartner predicts robust momentum with more than 50% of WAN edge infrastructure refresh initiatives based on SD-WAN versus traditional routers, up from less than 5% today.
Umbrella Infocare has helped many enterprises deploy SD-WAN across locations delivering significant benefits. Customers who have deployed SD-WAN across locations have accelerated digital transformation by optimizing enterprise bandwidth connectivity; routing traffic in real-time; and increasing visibility into network traffic.