Consumers evaluating SD-WAN shouldn’t think of it as a WAN optimization replacement, at least not exactly. These are different technologies, although it might be fair to think of SD-WAN as the successor to WAN optimization. SD-WAN and WAN optimization are compatible technologies, but not interdependent technologies.
While googling around for “SDN WAN”, I stumbled onto Aryaka. While they have little to do with the technology I was actually researching, I found their product interesting. Aryaka is going after the WAN optimization market (Riverbed in particular) and MPLS providers by offering an optimized connection for globally distributed enterprises. As I understand it […]