- Joel Hawbaker
SD-WAN is a software-defined approach to managing the WAN
SD-WAN is the solution to higher security and performance in a cloud based World.
With the fast growing adaptation of cloud based software and storage requires replacement of hardware based network (WAN) with software based network (SD-WAN).
Key advantages include:
Reducing costs with transport independence across MPLS, 4G/5G LTE, and other connection types.
Improving application performance and increasing agility.
Optimizing user experience and efficiency for software-as-a-service (SaaS) and public-cloud applications.
Simplifying operations with automation and cloud-based management.
Software Defined WAN or SD-WAN is becoming the mainstream choice for many organizations. Does using Internet facing circuits instead of private circuits sound intimidating? It doesn't have to. Our bread and butter is networking, we can easily address concerns about security, redundancy, quality of experience, and more.
The traditional WAN
The traditional WAN (wide-area network) function was to connect users at the branch or campus to applications hosted on servers in the data center. Typically, dedicated MPLS circuits were used to help ensure security and reliable connectivity. This doesn't work in a cloud-centric world.
SD WAN, The New WAN
Your business requires a robust communications and data network for its mission-critical applications and services. Traditionally, that has been accomplished by connecting private sites with MPLS or other private circuits. SD-WAN provides solutions that not only meet or exceed those offered by traditional WAN technologies, but can provide additional capabilities, such as redundancy, application acceleration, dynamic bandwidth to large cloud providers, and more. Map and scale to your business objectives faster and more effectively, with SD-WAN.
Benefits Of SD-WAN
The traditional WAN architecture was limited to enterprise, branch, and data center. Once an organization adopts cloud-based applications in the form of SaaS and IaaS, its WAN architecture experiences an explosion of traffic accessing applications distributed across the globe.
These changes have multiple implications for IT. Employee productivity may be compromised by SaaS-application performance problems. WAN expenses can rise with inefficient use of dedicated and backup circuits. IT fights a daily, complex battle of connecting multiple types of users with multiple types of devices to multiple cloud environments.
With SD-WAN, IT can deliver routing, threat protection, efficient offloading of expensive circuits, and simplification of WAN network management.
1. Quality of Experience
SD-WAN can provide prioritization to the mission critical applications your business demands. Typically, providers choose the best circuit based on real-time statistics in order to optimize the traffic, reduce overall latency, jitter and response times, and accelerate the applications themselves.
Businesses appreciate the cost associated with Internet circuits but worry about security if transmitting sensitive data. SD-WAN provides secure connections between sites and reduced complexities - a benefit of as-a-Service solutions!
3. Dynamic Band Width
Do you utilize or plan to utilize other cloud services, such as AWS, Azure or Google? Many SD-WAN providers connect directly to many of these cloud providers. Additionally, there are options that allow bandwidth to grow dynamically as your cloud needs change.
SD-WAN solutions can combine your MPLS and Internet connections so they don't sit idle. By dynamically and intelligently routing traffic over multiple circuits to improve efficiency, and providing seamless packet-by-packet routing to keep you up and running if there's a circuit failure, you and your employees can be more efficient and productive throughout the day.
5. Band With Aggregation
SD-WAN allows companies to utilize multiple Internet circuits, balance the load across them, and deliver a solid quality of experience. Aggregating the Internet circuits allows for large amounts of bandwidth, while securely connecting to additional private locations. Additional sites can be added in very short order once Internet access is acquired.
6. Network Function Virtualization
We can virtualize out many network functions, such as firewalls, VPNs, load balancing, application acceleration, etc.
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