MPLS is still the leading WAN transport; however, software-defined WAN is moving users away from MPLS to hybrid and internet-only WANs. Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for WAN design should leverage SD-WAN to improve availability and save costs, without sacrificing performance.
Impacts and Recommendations
- SaaS and Other Cloud Services Are Rapidly Decentralizing Data Traffic Flows, Making MPLS Inefficient
- MPLS Alternatives Vary Widely in Cost, Performance and Availability
- I&O Leaders Find It Hard to Achieve an Optimal Mix of Cost, Performance and Availability Using MPLS Alone
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