By 2021, more than 65% of WAN refresh initiatives will be based on Software-Defined WAN.1
SD-WAN has proven benefits to support digital transformation initiatives occurring throughout every industry:
There are inherent challenges with adopting any new WAN solution. For SD-WAN, the risks that will impact critical business process include:
By following these steps organizations can prevent productivity- and schedule-killing missteps, and accelerate the detection, troubleshooting, and resolution of problems during their migration:
Watch the video to see how LiveNX is used as part of a migration plan by first base-lining application and network utilization, performance, and traffic mix.
Watch the video to see how LiveNX is used to monitor applications to ensure that performance targets are met, and identify performance-degrading events and resolve them.
Watch the video to see how LiveNX can be used during day-to-day operations, to focus on continual improvements and best practices to optimize the end-to-end environment.
A successful migration to SD-WAN is not just measured by technical achievements. Ultimately, it's critical to keep in mind what the business objectives are to guide your roll-out plan and capability requirements.
These are the critical metrics our customers have defined as their success criteria.
Avoid bandwidth depletion by baselining performance thresholds and setting alerts to notify your team when additional capacity is needed to avoid downtime.
Utilize automation to eliminate the time and effort associated with manual configuration and maintenance.
Deep visibility across your deployment and infrastructure can help to quickly identify the location and nature of performance issues and allow IT staff to respond instantly.
The ability to identify root causes of configuration and inter-operability issues rapidly to cut SD-WAN roll-out time and costs by up to 70 percent.
LiveNX—the network performance and analytics platform to monitor, manage, troubleshoot and resolve Software-Defined WAN issues in real time.
In an environment where the cost of downtime is measured in thousands of dollars per minute, rapid notification, troubleshooting and resolution is not optional—it is essential.
Alerts are sent upon events matching desired criteria. By throttling notifications from raw alerts into less frequent, more meaningful, information it reduces noise from flapping alerts.
Capture network metadata across the entire topology, including the edge and the cloud, to see all devices and actively monitor the entire network.
Digital transformation in the Enterprise requires scalability. LiveNX scales to manage tens of thousands of devices and process millions of records per second per node, and captures this non-aggregated traffic for historical and forensic analysis.
LiveNX gathers real-time data from both multi-vendor network elements as well as Cisco-specific REST APIs (DNA Center, vManage BFD (Bidirectional Forward Detection)) and AppId (Application Identification to provide accurate visual analytics.
SD-WAN is just one of the use-cases of the LiveNX Network Performance Management solution. The ability to provide visibility into WAN and campus environments makes LiveNX ideal when incorporating SD-WAN into your current environment.
Whether you're migrating from a traditional WAN/Hybrid-WAN environment, or have previously adopted Cisco IWAN or Viptela, LiveNX visualizes all of these environments to assist with migration from beginning to end.
Our web-based Test Drive is installed in our lab environment - no download required. You'll get immediate access to our real-time and continuous insight of network traffic based on application and user level activity.