Community Challenge: SD-WAN, Explained

Community Manager



SD-WAN is a popular topic these days, but it can be difficult to explain to a layperson.


Your challenge this month is to describe SD-WAN in non-technical terms.


Imagine you had to explain the concept to a classroom of smart but non-technical high school students, or to an acquaintance at a cocktail party (clearly a raging party!). What's a real-world analogy you can use to describe what SD-WAN is and how it works?


We encourage you to use pictures or diagrams (or even video!?) to help your explanation come to life.


The winners will each receive a Meraki mini-fridge (picture below)!


How to enter

Submit your contest entry in a comment on this blog post before 11 a.m. PDT on Monday (December 10, 2018). This time around, entries won’t be made public until voting starts. After you submit your entry, you’ll see a message reading “Your post will appear as soon as it is approved.”


Update: This contest is over! Here's the announcement of the winners.


How to win

Voting begins when submissions close (at 11 a.m. PDT on Monday, December 10, 2018), and continues through the work week. Voting closes at 11 a.m. PDT on Friday, December 14, 2018.


Update: This contest is over! Here's the announcement of the winners.


We will be selecting 2 winners:

  1. The Community Favorite — chosen by you, our Community members. Cast your vote by giving kudos (image) to your favorite entries. The entry with the most kudos from community members who aren't Meraki employees will win!
  2. The Meraki Favorite — a panel of experts here at Meraki will select the Meraki Favorite prize, judging entries on creativity, completeness, and accuracy.


Each winner will receive a Meraki mini-fridge! 


Meraki mini-fridgeMeraki mini-fridge




The Fine Print

  • Limit one entry per community member.
  • Submission period: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7am PDT through Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10:59am PDT
  • Voting period: Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11am PDT through Friday, December 14 at 11am PDT
  • Prize will be a selection of Meraki swag with value not exceeding USD50.00
  • Official terms, conditions, and eligibility information