Key SD-WAN Features
Enterprise customers are demanding more flexible, open, and cloud-based WAN technologies, rather than installing proprietary or specialized WAN technology that often involves expensive, fixed circuits, or proprietary hardware.
The software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN or SDWAN) is a specific application of software-defined networking (SDN) technology applied to WAN connections such as broadband internet, 5G, LTE, or MPLS. It connects enterprise networks â including branch offices and data centers â over large geographic distances.
The main goal of SD-WAN technology is to deliver a business-class, secure and simple cloud-enabled WAN connection with as much open and software-based technology as possible. This can be used to deliver basic WAN connectivity, or it can be used for premium business services such as VPN, WAN optimization, and applications delivery control (ADC). Â The focus here is lowered costs, increased reliability, and enhanced security for an enterprise WAN ecosystem.
Ever wonder how SDWAN really works?Â Watch in real time what happens when you pull the plug on your internet and have SDWAN maintain a hosted UC call uninterrupted.Â This simple demonstration shows only a small piece of what adopting SDWAN architecture can do for your voice and data network.
Comparison Of SDWAN Providers....
There are five major points that should be understood before diving into carrier comparisons.Â
- Replace high-cost MPLS/private bandwidth with low cost internet connections
- Respond in real time to network performance and route around issues
- Easy to deploy and maintain
- MPLS-like performance of real-time and important applications (QOS)
- Performance visibility and network monitoring