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5 Things You Need To Know About How The SD-WAN Market Is Changing

With Oracle now joining Cisco and VMware as leaders in the SD-WAN business, the technology is set for boom times, said one industry expert.

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Why do you think SD-WAN is still such a hot technology? What is driving that?

Fifty percent of Wide Area Networking technology today is going to the cloud. That means it’s not going to any of your locations. It’s going to somebody else’s location who is in charge of that particular workload or application. SD-WAN gives you the ability to control that, to prioritize that, to do things you’d never be able to do with just standard routers. And so to me, if you look at Cisco’s acquisition of Viptela, if you look at VMware getting into this, and now Oracle, the cloud is really pushing all of this. I think Oracle was smart to pick off somebody who can enable their cloud services even more. They have a tremendous customer base. It’s very well known. Very successful company. Anything they can do to give their cloud experience an edge is smart. Talari is going to do just that.

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