A-Z about Cisco SD-WAN

Latest SD-WAN Market size from IDC shows double digit growth in the SD-WAN Market. “We are living through unprecedent times that require enterprises to accelerate the move to an online digital business and support massive growth of remote workers,” says Ghassan Abdo, research vice president, IDC’s Worldwide Telecom. “SD-WAN is a great choice to support this new digital economy and address the need of a massively distributed and remote work environment.”

The current repot shows the overall growth to be on track as was mentioned in the 2019 IDC report that mentioned “This important segment of the enterprise networking market will grow at a 30.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2018 to 2023 to reach $5.25 billion, according to IDC’s SD-WAN Infrastructure Forecast.”

Cisco is preparing practitioners to understand SD-WAN by launching the A-Z about Cisco SD-WAN that provides a concise over of SD-WAN concepts. It is a great read and covers the following topics:

  • What is Cisco SD-WAN?
  • Improving application experience
  • Secure direct internet access
  • SaaS optimization
  • Extend SD-WAN to public clouds
  • Leveraging colocations
  • Building a virtualized branch
  • Meeting compliance requirements
  • Migrating to Cisco SD-WAN
  • Simplifying operations
  • Cisco SD-WAN APIs
  • Multi-domain
  • SD-WAN managed services

“The book describes the Cisco SD-WAN architecture and then explores use cases that cover the business need and how Cisco SD-WAN solves them. It is supplemented by examples and case studies demonstrating the use case in real customer deployments. Each chapter has key takeaways and references for further reading.” There is a separate SD-WAN design and deployment guide.

The Network Trends 2020

Cisco has shared the latest 2020 Networking Trends report. “The latest trends include

  • Trends such as globalization, digital transformation, business automation and resilience, and sustainability are shaping the requirements for a new kind of network
  • The evolving technology landscape—emerging cloud-native models, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence (AI), mobile, cybersecurity threats, and immersive applications—are dramatically impacting IT networking architectures and operations.
  • The sheer scale, complexity, and dynamic nature of these demands are exceeding the capacity of human operators alone.
  • New networks are using emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning, and automation to simplify and secure operations, enable rapid adaptability, and augment human decision making.”

HTN Networks see these trends as a critical part of the future and places a focus on Network Automation.