Network complexity creates an obstacle that prevents IT from effectively supporting business opportunities. Traditional networks were not designed for today’s clouds, mobility and distributed workforce. Automating and centrally managing network services, and enabling the network to better accommodate business requirements, is critical for IT to support enterprise objectives.
Virtual Network Functions and Software-defined Control
Traditional hardware-bound network infrastructure is being replaced by virtual network functions (VNF) and software-defined control – the enablers of on-demand global SD-WAN managed services. These integrated services are quickly spun-up, and replacing rigid, multiple single-function hardware appliances.