Enabling True NaaS with SD-WAN and SDN
The pandemic has catalysed digital transformation in almost every sector one can imagine. Organisations had to quickly rollout measures to adapt to new working arrangements, as well as challenges, opportunities and new demands triggered by the impact of COVID-19.
Because of this, we are starting to see growth in Southeast Asia’s digital economy, which means that that businesses will find it increasingly tough to use existing or legacy infrastructures to cater to the growth demands and the deployment of emerging technologies.
They must be prepared to review their network infrastructure and ensure reliable and uninterrupted uptime in connectivity to deliver seamless customer or user experience or ensure their data-powered production line is not interrupted due to poor network quality.
This makes a strong case for Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solutions as they offer businesses a myriad of benefits, including reduced costs, enhanced security, improved quality of service, optimised performance and productivity, proactive maintenance and many more.
To better understand how we can enable a truly optimised NaaS solution, businesses must first understand that the solution is brought about through the use of software-defined network (SDN) and software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN).
SDN – A network architecture owned by the telco operator that enables the network to be controlled centrally and intelligently, or ‘programmed,’ using software applications.
SD-WAN – A device that sits within the organisation which replaces traditional branch routers to control application-level policies and offers a full view of network performance and connected circuits. This simplifies the set-up and management of branches within the corporate network.
When combined, both tools work together to empower businesses to make decisions and optimise their network in real-time with insights, control and agility.
Want to discover how you can leverage on both SDN and SD-WAN to future-proof your network and enable a truly optimised NaaS? Learn more here.