In today’s virtualized software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) environments, an organization will move some or all of the traditional private WAN infrastructure over secure virtual ‘Circuits’ riding over public and semi-public clouds. This technology has great potential for WAN link spin up time and dramatic cost savings over traditional classic WAN links such as MPLS or dedicated point-to-point lines.
The technology is not without its deployment and operational challenges, however. It is especially critical how we test SD-WAN infrastructure and that we define a meaningful approach to its measurement.
This paper discusses the unique testing challenges and best practices associated with SD-WAN testing success.