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Why Digital Businesses Need to Rethink Their Network Strategies
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The WAN, or Wide Area Network architecture, that most businesses use was implemented decades ago for the delivery of client/server and best-effort internet traffic.

Today with massive advancements in technology, cloud, mobility, unified communications, and the Internet of Things (IoT), WAN is now one of the fastest-growing application types. It drives significantly different traffic patterns compared to those just a decade ago.

The traditional network architecture is slowly becoming obsolete due to the following seven challenges:

  1. Slow network operations
  2. Unnecessary network outages
  3. Inefficient use of bandwidth
  4. Changing traffic patterns
  5. Video applications
  6. Encrypted traffic
  7. Business use of broadband

As businesses become more dynamic and distributed, wide area networks will be seen as more of a strategic resource and not just a tactical one.

To completely harness the power of digital transformation, organizational networks will evolve from WAN architecture to SD-WANs or software-defined wide-area networks.

If you want to know more about why this evolution will happen and what it could mean for your network strategies, click the link below for more information.