SD-WAN is fundamentally about efficiency. It comes down to giving the people who work for you the tools they need to compete and win on a global stage – the ultimate responsibility of upper management. It touches your customers too – in a situation where network capacity becomes limited for whatever reason, SD-WAN gives you the power to prioritize bandwidth, ensuring that the applications most critical to customer experience don’t skip a beat.
WHAT IS SD-WAN?
Software-Defined - Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a combination of technologies designed to offer a simpler approach to the WAN. It’s being driven largely by the decreasing cost of bandwidth and the increase in cloud applications that reside outside of the legacy data center. SD-WAN can be deployed over existing WAN connections, whether they are Internet (DIA, broadband, LTE) or private (MPLS, private line), in order to create a secure, private, fully meshed network. It offers simplified management, quicker turnup, better application performance, improved resiliency, and cost savings when compared to traditional approaches. TOP SD-WAN PROVIDERS AVANT has curated a portfolio of SD-WAN providers that include all of the market-leading providers as well as being the only master agent to have a relationship with CloudGenix and Talari.
WHY CONSIDER IT?
Cost savings vs. expensive private networks Decreasing the cost of Internet bandwidth Improved performance for cloud applications Increased resiliency and uptime across the entire network Simplified network management, especially at branch sites Drastically shorter time to deploy new locations.
D-WAN is an evolutionary approach to the WAN that offers simplified management, quick turn-up, better application performance, improved resiliency, and cost savings when compared to traditional approaches. It can replace or work with MPLS, and is delivered directly, via carriers, or via MSPs. Describe your current network setup and what you would like to see in the future. What are your key applications? How do you ensure the performance of these applications? Are you looking to… Improve application performance, particularly for cloud apps? Increase bandwidth at remote or international sites? Replace an expensive private network? Simplify or outsource the management of your network? Build resiliency into your network to guarantee uptime? Decrease turn-up time for new sites?