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Demystifying SD-WAN's Relationship to WAN Optimization

White Paper Published By: VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud
VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud
Published:  Feb 19, 2019
Type:  White Paper
Length:  4 pages

As software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) continues to become a mainstream technology, its relationship to WAN Optimization (WANop) must be examined. At first glance, the two can appear alike, and are often erroneously mentioned as synonymous technologies. A deeper examination however, will reveal two distinct and highly complementary technologies with very limited feature overlap. This document aims to demystify the relationship between the two, outline the market shifts that have led to a reduced WANop sector, and provide a recommendation on deploying both technologies in a modern enterprise WAN.



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