On today’s show, we’re going to discuss how to shop for an SD-WAN. SD-WAN products are a bit hard to tell apart, at least at a glance.
Most of them seem to have a central controller, a policy manager, x86 boxes that do the forwarding, lots of clever monitoring and reporting, and the ability to handle several Ethernet circuits.
But is that all there is to think about? Does it just come down to cost? Is there more to consider when shopping for an SD-WAN?
Joining us today is Steve Garson, president at consulting firm SD-WAN-Experts. Steve’s job is to analyze big WANs, figure out what sort of applications go across them, and then recommend a WAN solution to meet an organization’s needs. He’s developed a whole lot of questions worth asking as you evaluate the many SD-WAN options out there.
Talari creates a THINKING SD-WAN that makes the network smart and responsive, adapting in real time to changing conditions. With Talari, mission-critical apps like VoIP and VDI take priority and always deliver, while less time-sensitive traffic falls into line. Talari’s the proven, leading SD-WAN solution that started in the SD-WAN space before it was labeled as such. Check them out at Talari.com and listen to the Packet Pushers podcast with Talari co-founder and CTO John Dickey.
This episode is generally arranged in four sections as follows:
Section 1: Architecture Questions
Section 2: Capacity Questions
Section 3: Practical Questions
Section 4: Other Questions