SD-WAN


SD‐WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Networking) uses software and cloud‐based technologies to simplify delivery of WAN services to remote locations. SD‐WAN enables IT and business managers to deploy Internet‐based connectivity (with its benefits of ubiquity, high bandwidth and low cost) easily, quickly and with quality, reliability and security.

What does this mean for your business:

  • Traffic prioritization down to the application level
  • Improved reliability through link aggregation and instant failover using packet steering
  • Rapid deployment of new sites with the ability to replicate existing locations
  • Provisioning streamlined through the orchestration layer (central management)
  • Increased visibility into the network performance and analytics
  • Security by encrypting the traffic on public or private networks
  • Option to utilize more cost-effective back-up networks and forego costly fiber builds

Enterprise bandwidth usage is growing 30-40% annually. SD-WAN delivers:
90% reduction in WAN outages and troubleshooting costs
10x bandwidth increase
40%+ cost reduction

Benefits

  • Allows for business-first networking model: ensuring performance, security and routing are mandated from top down business policies and eliminating network configurations one device at a time.
  • WAN optimization
  • Improved network efficiency with intelligent routing, stabilization of cloud-connected resources, and the easy management of remote networks. (Versa has enhanced security)
  • Agility and better application performance
  • Network traffic segmentation across the WAN to limit and contain security threats; SDWAN edge allows for bundling cloud security services across various applications
  • Some SD-WAN platforms like VeloCloud enable streamlined and aligned multi-cloud environments: providing automation for new cloud instances and application additions