With SD-WAN now the prevalent technology deployed by enterprises for wide area networking, the long-haul “middle-mile” connecting disparate offices, Data Centers, and cloud providers has really been the last protected arena of traditional Network Service Providers. However, that time has passed as fast changes continue on the competitive front.
To begin 2022, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform all have their own versions of middle-mile replacement to work in conjunction with various major SD-WAN vendors: AWS (Amazon Web Services) Cloud WAN (Wide Area Network), Azure Virtual WAN, and GCP (Google Cloud Platform) Network Connectivity Center.
These public cloud giants have simplified the tools over the past few years to enable this type of connectivity, and the competition is not just for enterprise workloads anymore. You can use their network to get there, and perhaps achieve greater efficiency in the process.
“…it is more important than ever to look holistically at the enterprise communications infrastructure when undertaking modernization projects.”
Each of these WAN solutions is uniquely complex and cutting edge, while seeking to approach the market from a new angle. With the evolution of the larger SD-WAN and SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) implementation models very much in flux, it is more important than ever to look holistically at the enterprise communications infrastructure when undertaking modernization projects. Maturity in the market is important, as well as commitment to application performance backed by Service Level Agreements, application visibility, and many other aspects. Current Market Research can prove vital in evaluating solutions. ChoiceTel has the technical acumen, along with a large ecosystem of partners, to help find the right fit – at the right price – for your enterprise.