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 — including branch offices and data centers — 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).  The focus here is lowered costs, increased reliability, and enhanced security for an enterprise WAN ecosystem.

Ever wonder how SDWAN really works?  Watch in real time what happens when you pull the plug on your internet and have SDWAN maintain a hosted UC call uninterrupted.  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. 

  • 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
The prioritization should be customizable to the types of traffic that need to take precedence in your environment, and SD WAN is a great option. The carrier options available though are going to have different added value that will make each solution better fits for certain types of customer needs.
Watch this video to see just one example of the many innovative "best in class" SDWAN providers we can source for you. Their global managed SD-WAN frees enterprises from the complexities of procuring, deploying, monitoring, managing, and supporting SD-WAN and its many components.  Therebye transforming expensive, complex, and rigid legacy networks, into simplified, cost-efficient, agile, and performance-driven business solutions.
Watch this video for an example of an innovative SDWAN provider we can source for you who expertly makes security intrinsic to the network. Their SDWAN product meets the key tenets of Gartner’s Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) model. With tiered security options including next-gen cloud firewalls and 24/7 SOC services, they alleviate your team of the monitoring and threat response. 
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