Some SD-WAN providers do an exceptional job of making their solutions plug-and-play. And those plug-and-play solutions are perfect for many businesses who want a hands-off experience. But, for some businesses, some degree of modification or adjustment is needed. Customizing the system for individual needs can spell the difference between a system that does the job and a system your customer can’t live without.
What Benefits Does SD-WAN Customization Offer?
SD-WAN customization allows its users to take advantage of a slew of benefits.
A closer look at your customer’s needs. In order to figure out exactly how to customize an SD-WAN, it’s first necessary to figure out what it should do. Just like a custom suit requires precise measurements, so too does a customized SD-WAN demand precise measurements of available systems and what the SD-WAN should be able to do therein.
A precise match to those needs. Every business is different, and so too are their needs different. For instance, does a system need to be scalable? Should it be particularly secure since it’s handling unusually sensitive information like credit cards? Can it be slow or must it be fast? What are the uptime needs? If some areas are more necessary than others, these can be the focus, and a customized SD-WAN can proceed accordingly.
Broken preconceptions. Many find that, in the midst of the analysis of tailoring, that any prior notion about an in-house SD-WAN fades and the value of a managed solution shines through. Not everyone has that level of awareness, but for those who find that a managed solution would be better, the savings of time, hassle, and resources become priceless.
Preparation for change. A business whose SD-WAN has been specifically tailored likely appreciates the importance of being ready to change. In the same way that a tailored suit isn’t tailored without a little extra room in the event of weight gain, so too is a tailored SD-WAN prepared to add new features. With so much change in technology emerging regularly, a system that can handle these changes becomes vital.
Get in touch with us at Innovative Business Solutions to learn more about how to bring the ideal SD-WAN solution to your customers.