Panoptics Network Solutions Architect, Jason Mendonça, shares his views on why the uptake of SD-WAN has been so slow.
I’ve been pondering something for a while now: Why has the uptake of SD-WAN been so slow? As an engineer, it’s easy to get caught up in the snowballing excitement of game changing tech’. That was very much the case when I began investigating SD-WAN options approximately 5 years ago. Since then, the landscape has shifted significantly. Security vendors have added bolt-on offerings to their products as an afterthought. Contrasting those which were purpose built from the ground up. The marketplace has swelled with vendors ranging from the obvious big players to smaller, niche enterprises. This has created febrile competition for market share.