SD‐WAN uses software and cloud‐based technologies to simplify delivery of WAN services to branch offices. 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.
Traditional MPLS networks which transmit all traffic from the branch to a centralized data center can’t offer low latency/high performance access to cloud applications. In addition, the security and management requirements associated with disparate traffic flows have added to the complexity of managing branch operations – thus increasing operational (staffing) costs for many IT organizations. SD‐WAN provides a wide range of benefits for distributed organizations, including:
✓ Business agility. Rapid deployment of WAN services (such as bandwidth and firewall) to distributed branch operations without the need to send IT personnel on‐site. Bandwidth can be easily added (with additional circuits) or reduced as business requirements evolve.
✓ Internet economics. Internet connectivity (including cable, DSL and Ethernet) is widely available, quick to deploy and a fraction of the cost of equivalent MPLS circuits. SD‐WAN provides the benefits of reliable, secure WAN service at Internet price points.
✓ Optimized cloud architecture. SD‐WAN eliminates the backhaul penalties of traditional MPLS networks and leverages the Internet to provide secure, high‐ performance connections from the branch to cloud. With SD‐WAN, remote users will see significant improvements in their experience when using the cloud/SaaS‐based applications.
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To find out if SD-WAN is right for your specific business, contact: Top Speed at 866-998-3282.