IT evolution as a result of the digital transformation
The digital transformation does not affect only the organisation and personnel policy of your business. This new way of working naturally involves many changes and challenges in the area of IT too. t.
The so-called public cloud has fundamentally changed the way organisations look at their networks. Businesses are making less and less use of their own datacentres and increasingly calling on the capacities of cloud providers. At the same time networks no longer connect users to a single central datacentre. On the contrary: businesses currently link their users to several cloud providers, both for infrastructure and for software. This shift requires direct connectivity of external sites with the cloud, mostly over the internet.
Teleworking continues to gain in popularity in businesses. This development requires businesses to invest more in IT support, so that employees can work efficiently from home. The crucial factor for teleworking is of course connectivity: businesses that take this step must also undertake the necessary investments in this area.
Cyberattacks and data leaks are unfortunately here to stay. Recent examples show that an attack with ransomware can have a major impact on your organisation. So a well thought-out approach to security must be high on the agenda of all businesses.
Shortage of ICT experts
For years now there has been a shortage of experienced ICT experts. This development compounds the IT challenges currently facing businesses. Organisations are ready to join in the digital transformation, but are experiencing increasing difficulty in finding the right security and network specialists to support them in this
SD-WAN, the answer to today’s IT challenges!
Your network is under pressure from these four challenges. So a properly thought-through approach is indispensable for every business. SD-WAN or Software Defined WAN offers an answer to these challenges.
A modern network must be highly agile. This means adaptations can be distributed over the network in real time, so that the network always meets the requirements of the business. A network is agile when it is managed centrally: you make changes to the configuration once only and they are immediately applied throughout the network. In an ideal scenario the changes to networks and applications are harmonised, so that your business experiences no hindrance.
With an SD-WAN solution the management plane is separate from the data plane. Management is centralised: a network engineer can make a change and apply it throughout the business network in a single move. As soon as connection has been made with the SD-WAN solution, all network devices easily find the best path to the applications your users need.
SD-WAN in your business in five steps.
- Define your scope and establish which challenges you wish to address with SD-WAN.
- Check that all components of your infrastructure are SDN-compatible.
- The transition to SD-WAN may have consequences for various aspects of your business. Set up a working group together with our experts.
- Time to make your idea reality. To maximise the chances of success, we start with an initial proof of concept.
- Following a quick implementation you immediately analyse your new solution.