Hybrid WAN is used to connect two geographically separate WANs to a branch office using two different types of connections to carry the traffic.
Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) refers to network operators leveraging software-defined networking (SDN) to deliver services across MPLS, LTE, or broadband.
While the ultimate goal may be a software-defined WAN, enterprises can begin their journey with a hybrid WAN.
As MPLS upgrades arise, businesses can explore lower-cost broadband Internet services as an alternative for connecting to Cloud applications. This provides an opportunity to downsize MPLS bandwidth and only use that connectivity for remaining data center applications.
Enterprises can begin to slowly migrate additional applications from the data center to the cloud as desired.
Enterprise mobility management (EMM) is the set of people, processes and technology focused on managing mobile devices, wireless networks, and other mobile computing services in a business context.