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To deliver high-quality services at a lower cost, you probably have already considered or have adopted a hybrid network—a mix of MPLS, Internet VPN, and public Internet. You’ve seen the benefits of having multiple transport capabilities but, as you add more and different links, you’ve also dealt with the increasing complexity of managing quality, failover and traffic routing rules for a diverse application portfolio. Manual configuration of remote resources, especially routers in the branch, is costly and difficult, often requiring expensive IT expertise onsite, difficult CLI-based configuration and the risk of human error and misconfiguration.
You are considering SD-WAN as the next step for your network but you want to ensure its reliability, cost-effectiveness and security. With more than a decade of experience leading the industry in making WANs perform better, Riverbed has the track record to help customers on their SD-WAN journey. Here’s some information you might find helpful.
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SD-WAN is an innovative way to orchestrate application delivery, accelerate application performance, and unify network connectivity across hybrid cloud networks. SD-WAN also can improve network management, increasing business agility and reducing time to revenue. Here’s what the leading industry analysts are saying about SD-WAN.
What are the Key Requirements for SD-WAN that will drive maximum success for your business? Creating an enterprise-scale software-defined connectivity and orchestration fabric requires the capability to:
Riverbed SteelConnect is a complete SD-WAN solution for securely connecting users and business to the applications they need, wherever they reside—on a remote LAN/WLAN, in a data center, or in the cloud.
SteelConnect leverages the principles of software-defined control to provide:
For more information about SteelConnect SD-WAN, visit our Solution Center.
Our customers have done pilot projects, proofs-of-concept and moved to enterprise-scale SD-WAN deployments. Read how SteelConnect SD-WAN is making a difference in these customers’ networks:
 Gartner Digital Business and Cloud Demand New WAN Architectures
 Gartner Predicts 2017: Enterprise Networks and Network Services
 Gartner Market Guide for WAN Edge Infrastructure
 Forrester The Future of the WAN is Software Defined
 IDC SD-WAN: Guidance on WAN Transformation