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Question 1

Which SD WAN features are important?

Why are we asking?

Selecting your high level SD WAN requirements helps our tool to identify vendors with specific capability.

Link aggregation Link aggregation
Simplified management Simplified management
Failover and redundancy Failover and redundancy
Path selection Path selection
Quality of Service Quality of Service
FEC with Packet duplication FEC with Packet duplication
WAN optimisation WAN optimisation
Consolidated features Consolidated features
Use live backup links Use live backup links
Fast start capability Fast start capability
Online traffic engineering Online traffic engineering
Comprehensive reporting Comprehensive reporting

Question 2

Which regions do you require SD WAN?

UK UK
North America North America
South America South America
Canada Canada
Europe Europe
Asia Asia

Understanding your regions is an important aspect of SD WAN vendor selection and to also define connectivity availability.

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Question 3

Which option best describes your SD WAN requirements?

Why are we asking?

SD WAN deployment typically falls into three categories, solutions from Viptela and Versa are often suited to complex requirements.

A Simple deployment with templated feature-set Simple deployment with templated feature-set
B We are standard for the most part with some complex requirements We are standard for the most part with some complex requirements
C Our network will require bespoke configuration due to complexity Our network will require bespoke configuration due to complexity

Question 4

Please select which connectivity options SD WAN will need to support?

Internet Leased Lines Internet Leased Lines
Broadband Internet Broadband Internet
4G / 5G Internet 4G / 5G Internet
MPLS Leased Lines MPLS Leased Lines
Broadband MPLS Broadband MPLS
4G / 5G Private connectivity 4G / 5G Private connectivity
VPLS & Point to Point VPLS & Point to Point

Question 5

Please select the options which best suit your SD WAN security requirements.

Data Centre hosted Next Generation Firewall Data Centre hosted Next Generation Firewall
Cloud hosted Next Generation Firewall Cloud hosted Next Generation Firewall
HQ on-premise Next Generation Firewall HQ on-premise Next Generation Firewall
Branch-office Next Generation Firewall Branch-office Next Generation Firewall
Local Internet break out for trusted applications Local Internet break out for trusted applications

Question 6

Which option best describes your SD WAN appliance delivery?

A NFV (Virtualised CPE) NFV (Virtualised CPE)
B Traditional WAN edge hardware Traditional WAN edge hardware
C Combination of vCPE and WAN Edge Combination of vCPE and WAN Edge

Question 7

Which options best describe your business management requirements?

A Fully managed services Fully managed services
B Co-managed with professional services Co-managed with professional services
C DIY with professional services DIY with professional services
D DIY with no professional services DIY with no professional services

Question 8

Does your SD WAN solution need to access any of the following Cloud services?

Microsoft Azure Microsoft Azure
AWS (Amazon Web Services) AWS (Amazon Web Services)
Google Cloud Google Cloud
Other public cloud access Other public cloud access

Question 9

Do you have a preference when considering network connectivity?

Why are we asking?

Certain SD WAN vendors offer a private backbone with local VPN connectivity, others are Internet only. In some cases, requirements dictate end to end MPLS support.

A Public backbone delivered by end to end Internet connectivity Public backbone delivered by end to end Internet connectivity
B Private backbone with local Internet VPN access Private backbone with local Internet VPN access
C We require SD WAN with total privacy end to end delivered by MPLS & VPLS We require SD WAN with total privacy end to end delivered by MPLS & VPLS

Question 10

How many sites require connecting to SD WAN?

A 1-5 1-5
B 6-9 6-9
C 10-20 10-20
D 21-30 21-30
E 31+ 31+

Question 11

Please describe your SD WAN purchase intent?

A Buy an SD WAN vendor solution and select connectivity underlay outside of vendor discussions Buy an SD WAN vendor solution and select connectivity underlay outside of vendor discussions
B Buy from a service provider offering both SD WAN and connectivity Buy from a service provider offering both SD WAN and connectivity

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