Of the many acronyms out there in the world of tech, SD-WAN is an acronym you might want to know about. SD-WAN stands for Software Defined - Wide Area Network. Before I explain what is and what problems it solves. Let’s tackle the why.
Back in the 90’s I used to use a phone system called NBX. They were one of the pioneers of IP based phone systems. One of the coolest features was the ability to pick up my phone and take it anywhere. Home, another office, a data center, you name it. I’d simply plug the phone into a network connection and presto! I had phone service.
Sometimes when employees leave they do bad things. Some like trash talking your company on Glassdoor. Some like trash talking your company on Facebook. But for some reason the most common form of F.U. is deleting email. I’m not sure whether people do it out of spite, or out of trying to hide something. It’s hard to say.
I’m out on the road today heading to a new client. Now I don’t get new clients every Tuesday, although it seems like it. Last week I just so happened to being onboarding for a new client on - yep, you guessed it, Tuesday. What’s interesting about this new client and last weeks new client is that they were both facing the same challenge. They lost data.