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How to Choose the Right Level of Agility for Your Next Global Enterprise WAN

Published: 29 March 2018

ID: G00340172

Analyst(s): Bjarne Munch , Neil Rickard


As enterprises move more applications into public and private cloud services, the enterprise WAN needs to respond more rapidly. Infrastructure and operations leaders tasked with aligning global WAN services with agility requirements should weigh their needs in terms of four architectural options.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Obtain the Fastest Site Rollout by Using the Public Internet Exclusively
  • Obtain an Agile, Cloud-Ready WAN With the Lowest Management Overhead
  • Improve WAN Agility by Structuring the Global WAN Into Multiregional WANs
  • Create the Most-Flexible WAN Solution by Using Communication Hubs

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