We’re often asked how much money we can save with SD WAN, often due to bold claims for huge savings to be made moving international MPLS traffic to the internet. We have always maintained that for UK focussed networks these particular benefits don’t arise because MPLS and Internet are similarly-priced. However, that does not mean that there are not savings to be made.
In our Guide to SD WAN Benefits, we highlighted a number of benefits that SD WAN can bring. Many of these benefits are performance related. However, a number of them imply the ability to reduce costs. While some can be hard to quantify, those that relate to circuit cost reductions are easier to illustrate.