When it comes to wide area networking, large global enterprises have some
unique challenges to ensure that networking capabilities keep up with their
complex business requirements.
The most obvious challenge is the sheer scale of WAN operations. A very large
enterprise could have hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of
locations around the world-and this makes the cost multipliers huge. Changing
the cost equation for branch access can mean a difference in saving versus
spending millions of dollars per month.
Branch growth might happen in multiple global locations, often in countries
where traditional MPLS service may not be cost effective-if it is available
at all. Think about trying to stand up a new location on a small island in
the South Pacific, or in a village in the Andes Mountains. Not only are
communication options extremely limited, but the IT exp... (more)