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Question 1

What are your primary objectives where SD WAN is concerned?

More bandwidth More bandwidth
Access to public cloud applications Access to public cloud applications
Consolidation of features Consolidation of features
Simplified management Simplified management
Graphical User Interface for management Graphical User Interface for management
Failover & redundancy Failover & redundancy
Using live backup links Using live backup links
End of existing contract End of existing contract
Use of multiple carriers Use of multiple carriers
Dynamic path selection based on network conditions Dynamic path selection based on network conditions
Next generation firewall Next generation firewall
Granular Quality of Service Granular Quality of Service
Cloud application path selection Cloud application path selection
Fail to wire Fail to wire
4G & 5G 4G & 5G
Fast start capability Fast start capability

Question 2

We are open to using the Internet as our main WAN connectivity as we believe SD WAN technology offers the capability to ensure applications perform against SLA

A True True
B False False

Question 3

We wish to make use of the following connectivity technology

Internet Ethernet Internet Ethernet
MPLS/VPLS Ethernet MPLS/VPLS Ethernet
Point to Point & Multipoint Point to Point & Multipoint
4G/5G 4G/5G
Hybrid Hybrid

Question 4

Do you need to source new circuits at some or all of your sites?

A Replacement of primary circuits Replacement of primary circuits
B Replacement of secondary circuits Replacement of secondary circuits
C Addition of a tertiary circuit Addition of a tertiary circuit

Question 5

Which regions do you require SD WAN?

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

Question 6

Our primary reason for considering SD WAN is to save money vs existing MPLS

A True True
B False False

Question 7

Which applications are applicable to your future network?

Voice Voice
Video Video
CRM CRM
ERP ERP
Productivity Productivity
Other Other

Question 8

Which Cloud providers are you interested in accessing via SD WAN?

AWS (Amazon Web Services) AWS (Amazon Web Services)
Microsoft Azure Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft Office 365
Google Cloud Google Cloud
Dropbox Dropbox
Salesforce Salesforce

Question 9

We need to support dynamic routing

A True True
B False False

Question 10

What is your desired security setup?

Local breakout for trusted apps Local breakout for trusted apps
Next generation firewall at each site Next generation firewall at each site
Next generation firewall at the hub site Next generation firewall at the hub site
Cloud based firewall service Cloud based firewall service
Not sure Not sure

Question 11

Do you require WAN optimisation?

A Yes – we have it and want to keep it Yes – we have it and want to keep it
B Yes – we have it and want to replace it Yes – we have it and want to replace it
C Yes – we don’t use it today but are interested Yes – we don’t use it today but are interested
D No – we don’t need it No – we don’t need it

Question 12

What is your interest in managed services?

A We require fully managed services We require fully managed services
B We intend to use a DIY approach to SD WAN We intend to use a DIY approach to SD WAN
C We need initial professional services to help with configuration We need initial professional services to help with configuration
D We require a co-managed SD WAN service We require a co-managed SD WAN service

Question 13

Do you use multiple carriers?

A No – Just one carrier No – Just one carrier
B Yes – We use 2-5 carriers Yes – We use 2-5 carriers
C Yes – We use 6-10 carriers Yes – We use 6-10 carriers
D Yes – We use 11+ carriers Yes – We use 11+ carriers

Question 14

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 15

Are you considering NFV (Network Function Virtualisation)?

A Yes Yes
B No No

Question 16

Our preferred option when procuring SD WAN

A Buy from a single supplier of SD WAN technology and connectivity Buy from a single supplier of SD WAN technology and connectivity
B I am open to buying vendor technology separate to connectivity I am open to buying vendor technology separate to connectivity
C I wish to avoid the large telcos I wish to avoid the large telcos
D I am open to startups and lesser known niche players I am open to startups and lesser known niche players

Question 17

How quickly do you wish to move on this project?

A Immediately Immediately
B In 3-6 months In 3-6 months
C In 6+ months In 6+ months

Question 18

How well do you understand the SD WAN marketplace, the technology, risks, pitfalls and opportunities?

A We are just starting investigation and need to learn more We are just starting investigation and need to learn more
B We understand the benefits of SD WAN We understand the benefits of SD WAN
C We understand the benefits and have some providers and vendors in mind We understand the benefits and have some providers and vendors in mind
D We are already engaged with SD WAN providers and vendors We are already engaged with SD WAN providers and vendors

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