How SD-WAN Can Boost Bandwidth


By: R. Scott Raynovich

The key to any successful technology is delivering an obvious return on investment (ROI). That may be why software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) technology -- with its capability to boost bandwidth and lower network operating costs -- is starting to hit its stride.

One enterprise that has proven this approach out is Gerresheimer AG, a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. Gerresheimer is in the process of rolling out Silver Peak SD-WAN technology to 43 locations and it is already over 40 percent deployed. The goal was to leverage Internet-enabled SD-WAN to boost bandwidth in an economical way while at the same time reducing the dependence on MPLS circuits.

Greg Taylor, the manager of IT infrastructure of Gerresheimer, says that moving to the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution had multiple benefits. Not only was the company able to boost the bandwidth from the average location from 3 Megabit/sect (Mbps) to as much as 200 Mbps, but the introduction of SD-WAN also enabled it to negotiate better terms on its existing MPLS circuits, increasing them from 3 Mbps to 10 Mbps for the same price. The net result, according to Taylor, was savings of about $10,000 annually while more than tripling bandwidth.

You can read the original blog about the case study on the Silver Peak website.

Note: Silver Peak is a sponsor of the Futuriom SD-WAN report as well as a series of blogs Futuriom is producing on the topic.

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