It’s the new year and I’m reflecting on one of the hottest technology trends in the networking space - Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN). If you’re thinking that now is the time for SD-WAN, you may need to consider if the solution is ready to be adopted into your production network. Most manufacturers with an edge WAN device are claiming to support SD-WAN, and there is a lot of change in this market. Cisco, the market leader for routers, just acquired Viptella earlier this year. Cisco’s IWAN solution which is based on older but, proven features like: AVC, PfR, and DMVPN with DNA Center will continue to be supported but, Viptella will be the leading solution going forward. We should expect integration into Cisco’s DNA Center as soon as 2018.