16 May SDWAN Offers Carrier Agnosticism, But One Size Does Not Fit All
Gartner predicts total spending on SDWAN network products will rise from $129 million in 2016 to $1.24 billion by the end of the decade. Meanwhile, Frost and Sullivan believe SDWAN has moved from the early adopter stage into the growth stage of the product life cycle. This explosive growth is due to SDWAN’s increased uptime and connection quality compared to just MPLS circuits alone.
A wide array of vendors on the market offer SDWAN services. Not every provider can meet your organization’s needs. It’s important to understand both your business requirements and your technical requirements to build a individually customized solution around those needs. Without a robust in-house IT team, or deep connections in the industry, it can be difficult to navigate SDWAN territory.
In fact, it’s common for organizations dipping their toes into the world of SDWAN to settle on a one-size-fits-all solution built around the requirements of the service provider. Even after a service provider is selected, a lot of moving parts must be pieced together to ensure optimum service. Significant testing must be done to ensure seamlessness of the network.
SDWAN offers carrier agnosticism — the best course of action for your organization. However, this creates increasingly difficult to understand billing, requiring billing aggregation. You could be looking at many bills from multiple providers spread out across a number of locations. Compared to a single bill from one MPLS provider, that’s a billing nightmare.
What this all boils down to is that SDWAN is a tool your organization should be leveraging, but with the right partner. That partner is BCM One. BCM One’s team boasts unparalleled experience and connections in the world of SDWAN. This allows you to browse a menu of best-in-class providers, look at who is offering what and select a solution tailored to the needs of your business, rather than the other way around.
BCM One wants to understand where your business is today, but also where you plan to be in the next three to five years. Are you looking to scale? Do you have special compliance requirements? BCM One also looks closely at SDWAN providers to better understand their products. Looking at all the ins and outs, our team evaluates whether or not each product lives up to its promises. BCM One then builds a solution based on your business and technical needs, but we also ensure that it works.
Listen to our recent podcast below about the benefits of SDWAN for your organization. Then talk to a BCM One representative for a risk-free discussion about how SDWAN can improve your uptime and connection quality while providing significant cost savings.