Pipeline: by Ed Fox, CTO, MetTel
Some version of this statement is everywhere you turn these days: “Cloud computing, 5G, mobility, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) are transforming the ways we work, collaborate and live.” There’s a good reason we hear it everywhere: it’s true. These technologies are radically reshaping not only the way we do business but also the world we live in.
While these technologies often dominate headlines, however, software-defined networking (SD-WAN) is the unsung hero in the background enabling and consuming all these technologies. In much the same way virtualization has fundamentally changed the data center for cloud computing, SD-WAN is the backbone of digital transformation. It’s playing an indispensable role in transforming and securing corporate networks.