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Neal Roche, CEO of Apposite Technologies, has over 15 years of experience with network testing and validation companies, including management roles at Ixia and Spirent.

Testing SD-WAN To Validate Application Performance And Determine Best Solutions

SD-WAN is one of the latest technologies to originate from the new wave cloud of software defined whatever. Traditional wide area networks (WANs) were not developed or architected for the cloud, so as cloud adoption grows evermore popular at the enterprise level, so does the need for cloud-based WANs. Boasting the ability to optimise the capacity, flexibility and reliability of any managed network, and to reduce the number of network connections and devices within an enterprise, SD-WAN may even make WAN technologies like Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) obsolete. The SD-WAN market is expected to be valued at more than $8 billion USD in 2021 (IDC). Yet enterprises are hesitant to adopt over concerns such as potentially degraded performance, deployment costs, and security. Most readers h...