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SD-WAN for home workers becomes partner opportunity

SD-WAN technology is seeing increased customer interest due to the sudden expansion of remote workforces. Read insights from WWT's Neil Anderson on work-at-home scenarios.

May 26, 2020 40 second read

by John Moore

IT service providers are encountering rising demand for software-defined-WAN technology amid the expansion of home-based workforces.

Interest among customers in SD-WAN for home workers is a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic and social-distancing policies. SD-WAN provides a mechanism for letting remote personnel access corporate networks, accommodating the broadband internet services available in homes as well as other transport services.

Although SD-WAN adoption addresses an immediate need, it also puts organizations in a position to support a permanent population of remote workers. Channel partners are advising customers on their unfolding SD-WAN adoption and deployment strategies.

Neil Anderson, senior director of network solutions at World Wide Technology (WWT), a technology solutions provider based in St. Louis, has noted an uptick in customer interest in SD-WAN stemming from work-from-home initiatives.

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