Four Ways SD-WAN is Transforming the Construction Industry

For the construction industry, technological innovations have brought about extraordinary cost and efficiency benefits. However, they are also introducing significant management, performance, and security challenges due to the lack of a supporting network infrastructure.

Applications such as CAD, GIS, BIM, and other tools represent some of the most bandwidth exhausting applications going over the WAN. The increased use of IoT devices, drones, sensors and security monitoring equipment are putting a strain on unprepared networks. Run primarily on bandwidth-limited, expensive MPLS private circuits, legacy WAN simply cannot accommodate the needs of these advanced applications. As more applications are deployed, and new cloud platforms are adopted, the hub-and-spoke architecture with data centre backhauling is delaying application access, slowing down performance, and affecting user productivity.