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.