Is SD-WAN the key to business transformation?

| August 22, 2019

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We are in a changing business landscape. Irish businesses are migrating their applications to the cloud at a steady pace. By 2020 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud. Successful migration to the cloud requires a robust, flexible infrastructure, but with increasingly complex demands and bandwidth requirements, traditional networks are struggling to keep up with those needs. SD-WAN is a network technology that could make all the difference to businesses that want to embrace the cloud and take the next step to a more efficient way of working.

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