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Cloud-Based SD-WAN, and the end of the MPLS vs SD-WAN Debate

Cloud-Based SD-WAN, and the end of the MPLS vs SD-WAN Debate

Business
The industry has seen the SD-WAN vs MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) debate become less and less heated recently. A few years ago, it was common to see proponents of MPLS downplaying SD-WAN and its use cases. Today, industry experts and enterprises alike have recognized that SD-WAN makes much more business sense for most modern applications. Reliability and SLAs were two of the biggest focal points causing enterprises to stick with MPLS in the past, but premium cloud-based SD-WAN providers provide enterprises a solution that meets those requirements as well. While MPLS still has some use cases, namely reliable routing between a few static physical sites, SD-WAN benefits have led to more and more enterprises making the transition to SD-WAN. Here, we’ll explore the advantages SD-W