27 Mar Next-Gen Networks Update 2021-2022 [Part 1] The WAN is Dead! Long Live the WAN!
Join Nemertes as we dig into our mid-pandemic course-correction for WAN planning and help you map out your next WAN.
Even before the pandemic, the old WAN—connecting enterprise branches to enterprise data centers over MPLS—was a fading thing. Most WANs were already moving less of the classic “inside to inside” traffic than of traffic touching the outside. The pandemic accelerated that shift, and the emerging next generation of the WAN is about connecting enterprise resources on- and off-premises, about Internet as well as MPLS, about SD-WAN, wireless WAN, and more.