Cisco boosts SD-WAN with multicloud-to-branch access system

Cisco is looking to give traditional or legacy wide-area network users another reason to move to the software-defined WAN world.

The company has rolled out an integrated hardware/software package called SD-WAN Cloud onRamp for CoLocation that lets customers tie distributed multicloud applications back to a local branch office or local private data center. The idea is that a cloud-to-branch link would be shorter, faster and possibly more secure that tying cloud-based applications directly all the way to the data center.