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SD-WAN is currently a widespread game-changer to improve WAN optimization for multi-branch organizations. In fact, SD-WAN solutions today are delivered to customers in a variety of service models, mainly “SD-WAN as a Service” or “Managed SD-WAN”, and actually the two are related in some ways. Thus, the article is going to discuss how the two models function, hopefully providing the help for making the right decision of SD-WAN model.

In the Technology Forum of SDN NFV World Congress 2018 at The Hague, Jeans Tseng, VP and GM of Telecom Applications BU showcased the latest deployment use case using Lanner’s pre-validated uCPE platforms to ease the challenges and difficulties when rolling out of SD-WAN services.

Today, SD-WAN is already a widespread phenomenon due to the paradigm shifts driven by economic and technological incentives. Indeed, SD-WAN provides IT management an abstract layer to manage and control enterprise VPN (virtual private network) status, which is far more cost-effective than the use of proprietary equipment and vendor-defined software. On the other hand, SD-WAN can save the cost and reliance on MPLS layers.

Lanner vCPE/uCPE platforms have been adopted by world-leading SD-WAN solution vendors in diverse market landscapes, from traditional WAN optimization companies, communication service provider, to software startups and cloud-based services.

Though 5G has been successfully demonstrated in some major sports games, the formal launch of the finalized specifications will take a couple more years, anticipated in 2020. Yet, enterprises all over the world, regardless of the fields, have been urging the implementations of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality/augmented reality (AR/VR), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), smart city, self-driving buses, video content delivery, and Central Office Re-Architected as Data Center (CORD), to drive business growth and competitiveness, but all of these have been waiting for the launch of 5G in order to realize their true potential.

he recent widespread of edge computing in some 5G showcases, like the major sports events, has generated the ongoing discussion about the possibility of edge computing to replace cloud computing. In fact, there have been announcements from global tech leaders like Nokia and Huawei demonstrating increased efforts and resources in developing edge computing. For instance, Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, announced in Microsoft Build 2017 that the company will focus its strategy on edge computing. Indeed, edge computing will be the key for the success of smart home and driverless vehicles.

To build a platform for multi-vendor SD-WAN deployments, Lanner will discuss how white box vCPE/uCPE optimized by leading VNF companies can ease the rollout of SD-WAN services with cost-effective and agile management.