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.
SD-WAN is a hot topic in today’s market. But how does it benefit your business? Over the next 3 weeks I will be publishing articles to lead up to our SD-WAN Lunch & Learn. In addition to generating interest, my hope is I can spur questions that can be asked of our experts. The first topic is the speed of deployment, followed by the key components, and ending with some great use cases.
SD-WAN Provides Faster Deployment over traditional methods of branch deployment. Velocloud, one of the industry leaders in SD-WAN architecture, says that provisioning branches is faster with automated zero-touch deployment, simplified configuration, orchestration and on-going monitoring with centralized troubleshooting tools. Eric Barrett, CenturyLink’s senior director of network product management, is quoted saying, “SD-WAN makes it even easier to push configuration and policies to every location, whether it’s a single new office or changes to be applied all at once to 100 different locations.” This technology can also be leveraged during a merger and acquisition to lower on-boarding times for new sites. By simply deploying a single edge device with cloud management, IT teams have less worry when it comes to adding in a new location to their network.
Stay tuned for next weeks topic; key components of Software Defined Wide Area Networks. If you would like to attend our SD-WAN Lunch & Learn, click here to secure your seat.