Logistics companies struggle with deploying a cost effective robust and reliable WAN that is efficient to manage. These companies operate with thin margins making IT spending decisions all the more important to maximize the usefulness of any new technology. SD-WAN is one of those technologies that can cost effectively improve application performance using intelligent wide area networking combined with lower cost WAN links.
As logistics companies move to cloud services, particularly IaaS services like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, they can deploy virtual SD-WAN appliances in the cloud service either as a VM or acquired via the cloud service market place and then integrate the cloud to the SD-WAN. Not only does this simplify WAN management and provide unified policy enforcement for all workloads, but branch to cloud connections share the same optimization benefits of going direct to cloud versus passing thought a centralized data center resulting in better application performance and fewer support calls.