Although in its early stages, SD-WAN adoption is seeing significant growth in a range of verticals and company sizes. A couple of interesting SD-WAN use cases include the following:
- Retail and financial services organizations with a large number of remote or branch offices have initiated SD-WAN adoption to provide direct internet access at the branch for applications, like guest Wi-Fi, and employee access to cloud and SaaS applications.
- Construction companies and other organizations with temporary work locations are implementing SD-WAN architecture to enable secure and reliable internet connectivity to corporate data centers and the cloud.
- Branch users relying on unified communications applications have deployed SD-WAN to reduce jitter and packet loss in voice and video traffic.
Service providers are also deploying SD-WAN technology to offer managed hybrid WAN services to their business customers.
A number of large, midsize and startup technology providers offer SD-WAN services.