Making a decision between SD-WAN vendors can be one of the most complex choices an organization makes in their journey to a resilient, sustainable, secure and efficient wide area network. So far in CDW’s SD-WAN Vendor Overview blog series, we have shared introductions to both Cisco SD-WAN and Silver Peak SD-WAN.
While the introduction to different vendors is important, I’ve also written extensively about some of the key tenets of SD-WAN, the vendor selection process and items to consider when deploying SD-WAN solutions. All of these previous publications take a “vendor agnostic” lens to the SD-WAN discussion and highlight key concepts that will apply to any vendor your organization may be considering.
Before we get started, it’s important to note that even though Meraki SD-WAN shares the Cisco logo, it’s a different solution than Cisco SD-WAN, powered by Viptela, which was discussed in a previous blog.