Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are trying to sell SD-WAN services by convincing you that you don’t have the staff, training, or competence to operate an SD-WAN.
On today’s Heavy Networking, Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks pick this argument apart to see if there’s anything to it.
Short answer? There really isn’t.
Greg and Ethan discuss:
- Why SD-WAN is well-suited to being operated in house
- Why MSPs are not well-suited to managing a dynamic technology such as SD-WAN
- The mistaken notion that MPLS circuits are a must-have in your WAN
- Why it’s bad for your business to outsource a developing technology to a provider
This discuss is based around the whitepaper “SDWAN: Get A Managed Service Or Do It Yourself? (Your Incompetence Is My Opportunity” by Greg Ferro. The whitepaper is available for Ignition subscribers. Membership is $99 per year.
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SDWAN: Get A Managed Service Or Do It Yourself? (Whitepaper – Subscription required)