Is SD-WAN the answer to IoT’s most difficult problems?

SD-WAN has been in the forefront of networking and technology for a few years now. Successfully making a mark in the market, along with creating a shift in the way people and enterprises see and know of connectivity. Since its inception, SD-WAN or Software Defined Wide Area Network has redefined the digital sphere, and playing the role of a catalyst in this transformation.

SD-WAN is known to be the biggest leap in the networking industry, promising higher quality user experience along with greater operational agility. As enterprises have embarked on their transformational journey, SD-WAN is the way that businesses are migrating towards.

Internet Of Things (IoT)

The IoT revolution mainly comprises of cloud computing, cognitive computing and cyber-physical systems. All these systems communicate and cooperate with each other as well as with humans in real time. Industry 4.0 consists of four important design principles. These principles support companies in identifying and implementing 4.0 scenarios. Interconnection, Information Transparency, Technical Assistance and Decentralized Decisions.

While IoT is not a new term or concept for many, it is now at an increasing pace gaining a lot of popularity, since its emergence into the mainstream public. Making network change and evolve. This evolution needs an agile environment to grow in, and for enterprises to benefit off it.

SD-WAN Is The Answer

There is no denying that with any new emerging technology or albeit technological revolutions, comes a handful of issues and questions whose answers are difficult to come around. Similar is the case with IoT.

So how exactly is SD-WAN the anecdote?

  • SecurityIoT devices as they are connected to the internet, makes them prone to threats and vulnerabilities. This is where SD-WAN comes in handy by performing a wide range of security functions, like securing information management. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and intrusion detection. Along with its security zoning capabilities it helps organizations to segment their network insuring that devices are not attacked.
  • Network resources – Network resources play a key role in the smooth functioning of IoT devices. Inadequacy in these resources results in a number of performance issues. This is where SD-WAN plays a role. It helps decouple networking hardware from its control mechanism. It provides real time stability and visibility, making it a crucial part of controlling IoT devices. Also helps with simplifying traffic management and reducing network outages.
  • Interoperability in IoT devicesWith SD-WAN’s Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) feature, it automates and simplifies device connections and its functions. Making remote configuration and control much easier. SD-WAN, being a cloud-managed service, helps in leveraging IoT deployments further.  

There is no doubt that IoT is the future, but SD-WAN solution enables organizations to use IoT potential to its fullest without the burden on overhead costs, risks as well as complexities. A step forward in building a simple network architecture and making sure enterprises scale their IoT deployments faster and in a more secure manner.

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