SD-WAN

WHAT IS SD-WAN?

HOW DOES SD-WAN WORK?

An application of software-defined networking (SDN) that is applied to WAN connection and used to connect enterprise locations cross vast geographic distances 

Customers can simplify the management configuration and maintenance of WANs with a minimal level of IT expertise. Secure paths are created across multiple WAN locations with zero-touch provisioning. Bandwidth can be virtually allocated and network traffic controlled from a single, centralized location. 

KEY BENEFITS

  • Improved cost control by paying for bandwidth based on usage 

  • Lower financial investment in setup, management and maintenance of WAN equipment 

  • Reduced workforce expenses with limited or no IT personnel off-site

  • Faster provisioning times and increased branch up-time/availability 

  • Ability to manage network traffic from a single control source

  • Grater security and visibility for WAN traffic 

POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS

SD-WAN fits perfectly with enterprises of varying sizes, locations and vertical markets. Consider starting the conversation with customers meeting one or more of the following criteria: 

  • Managing WAN connectivity in-house for multiple locations 

  • Using managed WAN services

  • Interested in optimizing performance of cloud-based applications such as SalesForce, Office 365 and hosted voice e-commerce business 

  • Open to refreshing WAN equipment and improving network connectivity 

  • Looking for security intelligence built into network (vs. purchasing separately)​

SD WAN is a an overlay technology, meaning it is not a network in itself. Instead, it sits on top of your network and allows you prioritize individual applications. There are two ways to deploy: one requires no devices at your location and the other calls for an inexpensive box that powers SD-WAN functions pushed to it from the cloud. 

WHY DO YOU NEED SD-WAN?

Simply put, SD-WAN allows you to prioritize individual and enhance your internet connection. It calls for less time and effort spent towards fixing the WAN because you can correct issues by simply logging into your controller panel, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application that can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. You can also manage branches remotely, turn them up and down and reauthorize them with ease. 

COMMON PAIN POINTS

  • High cost of WAN connectivity caused by WAN transport, equipment and personnel expenses

  • Slow provisioning of network resources and traffic congestion

  • Hassle of complex devices and hardware updates 

  • Difficulty in adapting or scaling to developing business needs 

  • Inadequate level of network performance for emerging cloud computing 

Contact ADVODA today to gain more insight into SD-WAN.

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