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Cisco IWAN architecture case study: Manufacturer embraces SD-WAN
This article is part of the Network Evolution issue of Special Edition, April 2017, Vol. 1, No. 2
According to Gartner, less than 2% of today’s WAN edge infrastructure refreshes are based on software-defined WAN, but it expects that number to exceed 50% by 2020. In another bold forecast, IDC predicts the total value of the SD-WAN market will reach $6 billion within that same period. The emergence of a growing number of SD-WAN adoption stories seems to support such rosy projections. In this series of software-defined WAN case studies from the Open Networking User Group's Fall 2016 conference, three enterprises share their experiences testing and deploying SD-WAN technology. In part one, learn how Cybera technology enabled DIY WAN connections at Exxon Mobil branch sites, with no technicians required. Part three explores how Viptela SD-WAN helped Kindred Healthcare achieve more bandwidth for less money. (You do the math.) Here, find out how Cisco IWAN architecture brought an Ohio-based manufacturer's unreliable WAN up to speed. Now, MTD Products is accelerating toward an MPLS-free future with SD-WAN in the driver's seat. Like...
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