@scottalanmiller said in Barracuda vs Meraki - firewalls:
From Wikipedia: "SD-WAN is an acronym for software-defined networking in a wide area network (WAN). An SD-WAN simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by decoupling (separating) the networking hardware from its control mechanism. This concept is similar to how software-defined networking implements virtualization technology to improve data center management and operation."
Notice that what it IS does not guarantee or even suggest any of those things. You are working form revisionist marketing material and not what an SD-WAN actually is. Very dangerous because it makes it trivial for salesman to sell you an SD-WAN with you thinking that they sold you all this stuff, and get nothing. And they did nothing wrong, because they were being honest.
Or keep reading the wikipedia article and see that I was largely describing the feature section....
I'll argue it's pedantic to try to separate SD-WAN from Hybrid-WAN at this point as (the majority) of deployments of SD-WAN will be Hybrid-WAN. Wayyyyy to much of IT spend in companies is telco's, and the combined technologies are going to do what virutaliation in x86 did to compute, and what HCI and cloud is doing to storage.