Wide Area Networks (WAN) allow businesses to extend their computer networks over large distances by using traditional telecommunications circuits. However, as bandwidth and latency requirements increase and we move more towards cloud and hybrid-cloud based solutions a traditional WAN structure will begin to struggle with demand, which will affect user experience.
SD- WAN addresses these network issues, as it allows organisations to build higher-performance WAN using lower-cost and available internet access, a multitude of carriers built on top of each other (MPLS, 4G and the public internet). It also helps connections to remote offices, data centres and to deliver cloud based applications and business-critical services.
How does it do it?
SD-WAN is a cloud-based software used to manage your data traffic based on your businesses priorities, ensuring efficient use of the underlying physical network infrastructure. Its application first, so if during the hours of 12pm and 3pm your voice traffic is most critical to your business, the network understands this and priorities it.
It also gives the users the shortest possible route to cloud-based SaaS applications or applications stored within your private enterprise MPLS.
How can it help my business?
SD-WAN has many benefits including:
- Cost savings
- Improved application performance
- Increased visibility and control
- Reducing time to market
- Improving SaaS service quality
It’s an Enterprise grade Wide Area Network with a highly flexible and agile approach to help the businesses infrastructure.
Is it expensive to implement?
SD-WAN is a more eco-friendly way to operate as it brings costs down by offering reduced infrastructure requirements, travel needs and it cuts the cost of growth.
Find out more by reading our white paper - Is SD-WAN right for your business.