SD-WAN: How a Bad Acronym Inspired a Network Revolution
There are currents of speech that simply annoy. I’m certain you know what I mean. Words or phrases that trend and are harder to kill than zombies. I swear if I hear “top of mind” or “at the end of the day” or “empower” or “move the needle,” I will flip my bits.
But acronyms rule them all. We all used to enjoy a good acronym or two. Nowadays, every verbose concept winds up with its very own tongue twister. Worst of all, some manage to be both annoying AND misleading.
Case in point: SD-WAN. Software-Defined Wide Area Network. Except it’s not.