SD-WAN is an acronym for software-defined networking in a wide area network (WAN). An SD-WAN simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by decoupling (separating) the networking hardware from its control mechanism. This concept is similar to how software-defined networking implements virtualization technology to improve data center management and operation.
A key application of an SD-WAN
is to allow companies to build higher-performance WANs using lower-cost and commercially available Internet access, enabling businesses to partially or wholly replace more expensive private WAN connection technologies such as MPLS.
American marketing research firm Gartner predicted in 2015 that by the end of 2019 30% of enterprises will deploy SD-WAN technology in their branches.
SIMPLIFY YOUR NETWORK DEPLOYMENT AND CHANGES
Deploying a new branch is easy with zero-touch provisioning. With a centralized management interface, making changes is simple; you can make network-wide configuration in one click.
REDUCE YOUR COSTS
By augmenting or replacing your MPLS networks with SD-WAN, you will lower your ongoing operational expenses by routing less business-critical traffic through SD-WAN connections.
INCREASED APPLICATION PERFORMANCE
Applications are the lifeblood of every business today. If applications are down, business stops. If applications run slowly, worker productivity drops often resulting in revenue lost forever. And now, many business-essential applications run in the cloud and are accessed by internet connections.
IMPROVE YOUR APPLICATION PERFORMANCE
You have the power to prioritize business-critical applications and improve the speed and functionality of cloud-based applications on your network. Critical business applications, such as VoIP services, will see dramatic increases in reliability!
CONTROL TRAFFIC FLOW AND APPLICATION AWARENESS
Gain real-time application visibility and control over the health and performance of your network with SD-WAN. With its advanced routing functionality, SD-WAN recognizes and routes applications according to policies and app-specific SLAs that you define and manage.