The migration from MPLS to SD-WAN will require some upfront costs, but it can provide cost savings in the long run through increased flexibility, agility, and scalability. It’s important to carefully consider your organization’s specific requirements and relevant factors to determine the potential cost of the migration.
You can use our SASE SD Wan Price Calculator for an estimate of how much investment you would require for your organization.
The cost of migrating from MPLS to SD-WAN can vary depending on several factors such as the size of the network, the complexity of the migration, and the specific requirements of your organization.
Here are some factors that can impact the cost of the migration:
- Infrastructure: If your organization has a legacy infrastructure, then the migration process may be more expensive as you will require new hardware and software. However, if an organization has modern infrastructure, then the migration process may be less expensive.
- Bandwidth requirements: If your organization requires high-bandwidth connections, then the cost of the migration may be higher. However, SD-WAN can provide you with more cost-effective solutions for high-bandwidth requirements.
- Deployment strategy: The cost of SD-WAN migration can also depend on your deployment strategy. For example, a phased migration approach can be less expensive than a rip-and-replace approach.
- Vendor selection: Some vendors may provide more cost-effective solutions compared to others. You can also easily check how much it costs with IPknowledge’s services for your migration from MPLS to SD-WAN.
In general, however, migrating from MPLS to SD-WAN is cost-effective in the long run as SD-WAN provides more flexibility, agility, and scalability compared to MPLS.