SD-WHY

CHRIS GILMOUR
CTO and SD-WAN lead for Axians
linkedin.com/in/cgilmour
chris.gilmour@axians.co.uk

SD-WHY?

Axians have been involved with SD-WAN, Zero Trust Network Access and Cloud Security from their humble beginnings and have seen how these technologies are used, and how the market and business drivers have changed and developed over time which is, in turn, causing the convergence of all these functions into SASE.

Covid may have slowed the delivery of SD-WAN, but it is still the networking buzzword of the moment.  It is no longer solely the early adopters who are taking advantage of the benefits that SD-WAN can bring, and this can be seen in the still impressive growth rate of 24%.  Complexity and Scale are two words we hear most often when customers discuss their WAN transformation initiatives and more recently the need to measure the technology performance against the initial business use case and stated objectives i.e.ROI.

We have a suite of services to help deliver WAN transformation initiatives of all types of complexity and scale. From helping organisations who are starting out to find the right solution for their specific business case, to working with organisations to expedite inflight SD-WAN project gridlock. Axians provides a level of expertise and experience that is acknowledged by all the leading SD-WAN vendors, so why not find out if we can help you?

One thing is for sure, SD-WAN is not one thing to all people and there seems to be no one model that fits all customers. With a busier field of vendors and more choice, the role of a good integration partner is more valuable than ever. Axians works with customers to establish the right adoption model based on their business case and can flex the model in-flight to meet our customers changing requirements.

If you would like to discover how Axians has helped national, European and global organisations achieve their SD-WAN ambitions, and also to understand how the Axians approach to working with customers ensures that technology and process choices deliver against business expectations, then contact us via the link below and we will be happy to share our story.


SD-Next?

At the back end of 2019 Gartner announced its latest buzzword for the Enterprise business in Secure Access Services Edge or SASE. This in effect combines the intelligent application based routing that is provided by technologies such as SD-WAN, with cloud based security in the form of Secure Web Gateways (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). As with most Gartner initiatives this is more a conceptual model than a specific technical or service definition, and as such each vendor is already interpreting this in their own specific way, mainly based around where their own strengths lie in the portfolio.

In our next blog we will explore the rise and rise of SASE, what it means to you and why you should care!


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