The History of SD-WAN

In this blog post we want to provide you with a bit of background on the history of SD-WAN and how it came to fruition, because although it’s a relatively new concept in the UK market, it’s been around for quite a while!

SD-WAN in the UK Market

SD-WAN is a relatively new technology to the UK market, growing in popularity and we’re now seeing an increase in businesses adopting it as a network solution, predominantly as a supplement to their existing robust MPLS networks.

SD-WAN initially saw its popularity grow within the North American market; this is undoubtedly down to geographical location.

North America is a large area, with many businesses operating across multiple sites, whether that be in a single state, or country wide, perfect for adopting SD-WAN.

SD-WAN was initially seen in the UK market as a threat to traditional, robust MPLS, however as knowledge has increased, it’s now seen as a supplement to MPLS.  At Data Installation & Supplies we encourage the two to work together, as a complement rather than a competitor, (take a look at our information surrounding why we don’t see SD-WAN as a replacement to MPLS, which enhances security, deploying SD-WAN upon a private network as we always prioritise security above all.

This is why we offer the secure SD-WAN solution and together our customers are provided with a great service, whereby they can benefit from the advantages of both SD-WAN and MPLS which ensures both optimisation of traffic and security.

At Data Installation & Supplies, we only see SD-WAN growing from strength to strength and we will continue to work with our customers and offer them the opportunity to fully understand SD-WAN and how it can assist your digital transformation.

If you would like to discuss the history of SD-WAN in more detail or if you would like to receive some more information regarding SD-WAN please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Data Installation & Supplies on 01274 869 099 or email

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