Oracle SD WAN is a good choice for clients looking for a granular SD WAN solution with strong cloud capabilities, especially for those already using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The offering also includes a range of hybrid connectivity options, with a choice of different underlays in each site (combining MPLS, broadband Internet, 3G/4G/5G LTE, point-to-point circuits and satellite communications).
IT teams may require training from Oracle staff, as previous customer reviews report that the Oracle management system can be complex and difficult to use. However, Oracle offer a robust support team that is available 24/7 and many report the product becomes easier to use once they have received the correct training from Oracle staff.
The ideally suited customer for this offering is an enterprise class organization in multiple geographically dispersed locations that utilize real time, mission critical apps such as VoIP or desktop virtualisation. The offering is particularly beneficial for those with multiple WAN links, looking to add bandwidth and/or cloud connectivity whilst retaining a high Quality of Experience (QoE).
However, caution may be taken when selecting an appropriate service provider, due to the vast number of Oracle connectivity partners. Selection may become confusing when attempting to align the correct solution with business needs.