Software Defined Wide Area Networks have many attributes that are handpicked from existing technologies. While an MPLS network provides solid branch to branch communication, it has to be provisioned over dedicated networks and circuits. SD-WAN can provide the same connectivity over open internet by marrying cloud-based routing and security.
With the right SD-WAN provider your business can have direct access to your cloud environments like Office 365 apps, Amazon Web Services, Hosted voice servers, and many more. SD-WAN designers like VeloCloud and Aryaka have direct connects in the worlds top data centers. This type of high level connectivity allows for faster, more reliable, and lower latency connection to cloud based applications.
It also allows network admins to view traffic at an unprecedented level. With a “single pane of glass” view into the network, admins can properly deploy rules based on location, use, and circuit availability. With the availability of multiple carriers and mediums at branch offices there is no need to have the highly valuable dedicated Internet access (DIA) circuits bogged down by non vital network traffic.
SD-WAN is designed from the ground up to make sure your business is getting the most it can out of any WAN connection your business has as well as making it simpler to maintain. To learn more, please join us for our SD-WAN Lunch and Learn, May 22nd.