The increasing use of cloud and the continuous demand for bandwidth have driven enterprises to seek more flexible and simpler WAN solutions, which means the conventional WAN architecture relying on MPLS to rout traffic data between branch offices and data center will be history, just a matter of time. However, enterprises are reluctant to replace existing hardware infrastructure overnight. Thus, Hybrid WAN and then SD-WAN have emerged.
Practical implementations of Lanner's technology in a range of environments and applications.
Cable MSOs (multiple-system operators) are going to challenge telecom’s long market dominance in enterprise services, with the new power by SD-WAN (Software-defined WAN). Cable providers are benefited with the SDN technology enabling them to serve large, multi-site corporations. With SD-WAN, cable MSOs can leverage their existing coaxial connectors with Gigabit Internet speeds enabled by adopting DOCSIS 3.1 technology, thus they do not have to rely on fiber alone. In other words, SD-WAN allow cable services to offer more flexible and affordable services and connectivity for multi-site enterprises than the currently employed MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) services to integrate all the cloud applications, such as VoIP, ADC and VPN, among distributed branches.
Mobile video surveillance is forecasted to grow with continuous momentum, triggered by the rising demands for public security and safety. In fact, this technology has been widely adopted by both public and private sectors to protect them from crime. Apparently, the surveillance market has shifted from cable-based CCTV structures to go wireless by adopting network technology. For instance, Tokyo Metro Co. will install IP surveillance cameras in over 3,000 subway vehicles, starting in 2018 or 2019, as an initiative to improve passenger safety for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. TOEI Transportation, the authority of transportation in Tokyo, has launched plans to install surveillance cameras in the ceiling of each subway vehicle to collect video footage for evidence use.
Over the past two years hundreds of enterprise, including those in the retail sector, have been adapting and deploying Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions to keep up with the exponential increase in the demand for network bandwidth on which more and more resource-hungry applications are run, in order to not only facilitate omni-channel integration but also to deliver the next generation store experience for today’s consumers and shoppers. This is especially true and important for growing organizations with global presence, seeing as resources within such businesses are often spread out and shared locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Critical infrastructures are constantly encountered with physical security threats due to the increasingly reported incidents. Since these utility providing plants, such as power substation, renewable energy plants, nuclear plants, oil and gas refinery, hydropower dam, water supply facility and other heavy industries, are mostly located in remote areas with vast coverage, real-time monitoring and surveillance for critical infrastructure have become a highly discussed subject to prevent uprising threats such as intruding theft and terrorism.