Traditional Wide Area Networks (WANs) rely on decades old router technology built for an era where networks were static and data needed to be sent simply between client and server. Over the years, they have struggled to keep up with the rapid pace of IT innovation and have become increasingly complex to manage.
In today’s digital world, things have continued to get more complicated. With the explosive growth of cloud and mobile, enterprises are dealing with hybrid networks, multiple service providers and a loss of control.
Riverbed SD-WAN vs Legacy Routers
Simple Workflow-based Cloud GUI
Manual command-line Interface
Intelligent Path Selection
Static path rules, limited bandwidth savings
Single-click Cloud-ready Architecture
3rd Party dependent, data center backhaul
Integrated WAN Visibility& Optimization
Multiple vendors, product lines
Pay-as-you-go Subscription Model
Huge upfront CAPEX and ongoing support
With SD-WAN You Gain
Increases network agility by decreasing manual configuration steps through programmability and automation.
Improves performance of applications by applying network policy intelligently based on application using multiple network paths including faster broadband connections.
Lowers costs by eliminating reliance on expensive MPLS connections to remote sites and backhaul through data centers.