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The proliferation of IoT (Internet of Things) devices has revolutionized industries, promising unparalleled insights and efficiencies. However, the traditional WAN (Wide Area Network) infrastructure, while adequate for conventional data transfer, falls short in meeting the dynamic demands of IoT applications. Here's why traditional WANs are ill-suited for IoT deployments and how SD-WAN emerges as the essential solution:

Inefficiency in Intelligently Handling IoT Data

Traditional WAN links lack the intelligence required to effectively manage the voluminous and diverse data generated by IoT sensors. IoT demands more than mere data transfer; it necessitates real-time analysis and optimal data routing. SD-WAN, with its intelligent routing capabilities, addresses this gap by efficiently handling IoT data, ensuring optimal movement and processing.

Criticality of Real-Time Connectivity and Data Analysis

In the realm of IoT, time is of the essence. The connectivity between IoT sensors and data repositories must be reliable, high-speed, and close to 100% available to ensure prompt data transmission and analysis. SD-WAN's robust connectivity capabilities play a pivotal role in ensuring uninterrupted and efficient data flow crucial for IoT operations.

Impact on Wearables and IoT Devices like Realwear

Wearables, exemplified by devices like Realwear, rely heavily on consistent and robust network connectivity. Poor network connectivity compromises the user experience, particularly in critical applications like medical contexts. In South Africa, relying solely on mobile networks might compromise services, emphasizing the necessity of resilient connectivity provided by SD-WAN.

Offloading IoT Devices to Optimal Connectivity

In scenarios where the density of IoT devices strains mobile network connectivity, offloading to Wi-Fi becomes imperative. SD-WAN facilitates this transition, enabling the backhaul of Wi-Fi-connected IoT devices through resilient broadband links such as fiber or fixed wireless access. This ensures a smoother and more reliable data transfer experience.

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Wrapping up, the limitations of traditional WANs are evident when applied to the intricate requirements of IoT deployments. SD-WAN such as the one from Fusion Broadband South Africa emerges as the cornerstone solution, offering intelligent data handling, real-time connectivity, and the flexibility to offload IoT devices to optimal networks. In the dynamic landscape of IoT, SD-WAN stands as the linchpin, ensuring the success and efficiency of IoT projects where traditional WANs may fall short.

Ronald Bartels ensures that Internet inhabiting things are connected reliably online at Fusion Broadband South Africa - the leading specialized SD-WAN provider in South Africa.

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Originally published on LinkedIn by Ronald Bartels:

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