Terms and technologies come and go. Some seem to stick around a bit longer than we’d like. I thought that it was time to retire hybrid WAN and give SD-WAN its due. Not everyone seems to agree.I received a great email from Scott Pickett, who wrote in, arguing the most compelling, polite way possible that he thought I was smoking too much of that substance Massachusetts just legalized (not exactly, but grant me the literary license here). He argued that SD-WANs should be relegated to that same place as the next least-favorite term of ours—the cloud.
I told him I’m having way too much fun writing these blogs to start weeding around in my garden or anywhere else for that matter. But I did like Scott’s response—so much that I asked permission to reprint it. He kindly agreed.
(To read Scott’s take see our blog on Network World)