The Complex Enterprise Network
Not only has SD-WAN changed the enterprise network landscape but it’s enabled a vast array of new technologies. It’s a competitive landscape out there today with enterprises needed to stay one step ahead of the competition at all times. This means that every little advantage can be a differentiator in customer spend and overall revenue.
The enterprise network landscape is getting more complex by the month it seems, adding new applications and new platforms that add bandwidth strain onto the network. Platforms like 3D imaging in a dental facility, RFID trackers in a retail store, or AI in a manufacturing plant, all require massive amounts of network allocation in order to deliver near real-time results. This network requirement is compounded by bandwidth costs and technology needs.
IoT in the enterprise is a rapidly increasing popular topic with implications far reaching within enterprises. The introduction of the Internet of Things, fueled by better networks and the cloud, have changed the landscape of how businesses interact with their own processes as well as their customers and end users.
Integrating your network with SD-WAN enables IoT to be successful. SD-WAN provides stability as well as reliability. IoT platforms rely on the capability of the network to sustain heavy demands for real-time responses. Furthermore, SD-WAN has made it possible to get real and valuable insight into the network’s performance, ensuring a way to keep an eye on the ROI of your IoT implementation.
This topic is all over the place right now. With carriers rushing to get their 5G solution to market as soon as possible, before the rest. As we prepare for 5G availability, we look at the SD-WAN integration and potential implications it has for businesses. Integrating 5G with SD-WAN as a next generation connectivity experience is the future.
Enable preferred applications or platforms to have priority on the network. This enables IoT and real-time applications to experience the performance that they require. Network preferences for applications with 5G mixed with other connectivity means that specific traffic can run on one lane and de-prioritized traffic can run parallel on another. This means businesses can optimize their network flow and result in ultra-low latency and optimized bandwidth utilization.