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Why you should switch from MPLS to SD-WAN.


August 24, 2020

The digital landscape is constantly evolving, and with it comes the need for businesses to adapt and upgrade their network infrastructures. One of the recent shifts in this realm is the transition from MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) to SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network). But why are businesses making this switch, and should you consider it too?

Unpacking the Move: MPLS vs. SD-WAN

Before diving into the benefits of SD-WAN, it’s essential to understand what’s prompting this transition. MPLS has been a tried and tested method for years, but as technology accelerates and demands grow, the shift towards SD-WAN becomes inevitable for three primary reasons:

1. Cost Efficiency

SD-WAN offers significant savings compared to traditional MPLS networks. Instead of investing in costly MPLS circuits, SD-WAN merely requires an internet connection, which is ubiquitously available and more affordable.

2. Enhanced Security

When it comes to securing branch-to-branch communications, SD-WAN stands out. Leveraging the prowess of Next-Gen Firewalls, like Fortigate, SD-WAN ensures that inter-branch links are not only secure but also robust against contemporary cyber threats.

3. Superior Performance

SD-WAN isn’t just about connectivity; it’s about intelligent connectivity. Designed with a deep understanding of traffic patterns, SD-WAN efficiently routes traffic based on its nature, ensuring swift and seamless data transfers.

Is SD-WAN Right for Your Business?

Switching to SD-WAN isn’t just a trend; it’s a strategic move that brings tangible benefits to the table. Whether you’re eyeing cost savings, heightened security, or simply a more efficient network, SD-WAN holds the answer.

Managed Services Australia, with its seasoned team of experts, is here to guide and support your transition, ensuring minimal disruption and maximum benefits.

If the idea of upgrading to an SD-WAN network intrigues you, let’s talk. Reach out to our knowledgeable team at 1300 024 748 for insights, advice, and seamless transition solutions.

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