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IDC sees a strong potential for SD-WAN, driven by the hybrid enterprise’s requirement to accommodate cloud-based SaaS and UC&C applications and IaaS, the need to gain further WAN efficiencies, and the imperative for greater agility in deploying new applications and services.- Brad Casemore and Rohit Mehra, “Riverbed Launches SteelConnect to Address the Needs of the Burgeoning SD-WAN Market,” IDC Link, May 9, 2016
This multi-national, skill-intensive manufacturer manages a large ecosystem of partners, joint ventures and customers. The WAN is shared by multiple entities within the group. Some applications and information flowing across the WAN are more sensitive than others; in particular, R&D traffic is required to reside within a dedicated security perimeter. With 100+ sites, hybrid MPLS/Internet with local breakouts, and the goal of moving to SaaS apps, managing the WAN is challenging and costly. In addition to cost of operations, network security is a concern with difficult and inconsistent wired LAN segmentation using classical VLAN management and cumbersome MPLS VRF management.
SteelConnect SD-WAN for high security, end-to-end multi-segment networking
“Traditional WANs may be moribund, but next-generation SD-WAN technology like SteelConnect from Riverbed Technologies is breathing new life into the networking marketplace.”
- Jason Bloomberg, “Riverbed Ups the Ante,” Forbes, April 26, 2016