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SD-WAN: What is it and how can you realize the benefits now?


December 11, 2018 - 0 Comments

Cisco Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) holds promising opportunity for enterprises that want to use the Cloud to enhance their technological and competitive advantage. Cisco Capital flexible payment solutions offer many ways for your organization to realize the benefits this technology can provide. Before we dive into the different ways to acquire SD-WAN, we wanted to give you an overview of this technology, how it works, and how you can get started.

What is SD-WAN, exactly?

As businesses race to adopt the use of SaaS/IaaS applications in multiple clouds, IT is realizing that the user application experience is poor. That is because WAN networks designed for a different era are not ready for the unprecedented explosion of WAN traffic that cloud adoption brings. That traffic causes management complexity, application performance unpredictability, and data vulnerability. Cisco SD-WAN delivers better user experiences in the following ways:

  • Deliver applications in minutes, on any platform, with consistent application performance.
  • Greater agility: Simplify the deployment and operation of your WAN.
  • Simplified security: Securely connect your users to applications and protect your data from the WAN edge to the cloud using less bandwidth

Until now, IT professionals have faced trade-offs between application experience or security when evaluating SD-WAN solutions. With this next step forward in the Cisco SD-WAN portfolio, IT professionals can address the changing nature of how technology deployed across an organization can simultaneously get the best possible networking and security. On top of that, you can easily enable security anywhere it’s needed – you don’t stay in one place, and a secure network should be available wherever you are working, and with Cisco SD-WAN that’s now a reality.

Sound like a good addition to your organization’s network architecture? Here’s how to get started.

Tapping into Cisco Capital to get started

Cisco SD-WAN can help you save thousands of dollars (depending on the number of sites and the site bandwidth). By combining Cisco Capital flexible payment solutions and the power of SD-WAN, the larger the implementation, the more cash you can potentially save. The second you implement SD-WAN you begin saving, and with our flexible payment solutions, we can simplify the acquisition and upgrade process to make it as seamless as possible.

Cisco Capital provides bespoke payment solutions like Cisco Easy Pay  to acquire the right technology to help your business achieve its desired outcomes. With Cisco Easy Pay organizations can acquire a Cisco offering like SD-WAN while managing costs, meeting business demands, and avoiding obsolescence with flexible migration options. We offer predictable monthly payments and no upfront costs, so you can keep pace with your digital business needs, keep your customers happy, and grow your organization.

Cisco SD-WAN is a new approach to connect your business to the cloud, one that lowers operational costs and improves resource usage for multi-site deployments, especially when paired with Cisco Capital flexible payment solutions. SD-WAN helps network administrators use available bandwidth more efficiently and ensures the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security. Simultaneously, IT admins can save on the resources required to implement and acquire SD-WAN through simplified or bundled financial acquisition options like Cisco Open Pay.

The savings realized from SD-WAN and flexible financing not only pay for the infrastructure upgrades but also free up resources for business innovation. To facilitate the transformation of your legacy branch connectivity to an SD-WAN solution, we offer a full range of network advisory, design, implementation, optimization, technical, managed, and training services for SD-WAN.

Interested in getting how to get Cisco SD-WAN but not sure where to start? The sooner you get started, the sooner you can start saving. We recommend taking the following steps and resources to help you.

  • Learn more about SD-WAN – Case studies, and an e-book outlining all of the details you need to get started using SD-WAN.
  • Get help from our ecosystem partners – Our network of ecosystem partners has experience in many industries and verticals. Leverage their expertise and develop a tailored plan for implementing SD-WAN.
  • Find the best payment solution for your business – Acquiring technology has never been easier. Cisco Capital offers flexible, innovative, and agile payment solutions so you can focus on your business objectives.


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