SD-WAN have grown from just a concept to a mainstream service offering from all the major vendors, as seen by the recent glut of high profile acquisitions. SD-WAN is now firmly entrenched as a dependable network solution. for enterprise businesses.
Good point is that a SDWAN system delivers much greater flexibility and toughness than a traditional hardwired WAN with an information-rich management portal that gives you a bird’s eye view of your network and the ability to control the detail of where data is coming from and going.
How do SD-WAN work and what does it offer customers?
The SD-WAN approach will use whatever Internet facing connections are available and will route traffic from a site over the most suitable connection.
Let’s take a retailer as an example. If there is Ethernet, Broadband and 3G/4G connectivity in a site, the SD-WAN device will route store purchase traffic over the Ethernet unless if fails, and then use the 3G/4G. If the store provides the general public with store Wi-Fi access, then it would route this from the site over the primary connectivity to segregate it from the private traffic from the organisation. So in this way it manages the priority of services, and its resiliency.
Generally, the SD-WAN equipment will be managed as a Cloud based service, and the retailer will have access to all the management statistics of the appliances itself, but also the quality of the connectivity to the appliance.
This is great insight for the retailer to have. In this way they can hold their Telco and service providers to account in terms of service availability and the quality of the connection, but they can also understand what the business is using the connectivity for. This wealth of data, such as colleague and customer Wi-Fi use will provide insight into which customer have been in the shop, for how long, if they were omni-channel customers (looking at the website, whilst in store) etc.Book Now
An MPLS WAN provides protected physical connections to and between multiple locations. Wholly maintained on-site hardware ensures predefined service levels, and a completely remote network is delivered. It is provided with either local or centralised Internet access to ensure high-speed access to web-based business applications.
A different label is used for each stage which is chosen by the router or switch performing the forwarding operation which allows the use of very fast and simple forwarding engines.
Access routers at the edge of the WAN classify each packet potentially using a range of attributes, not just the packet’s destination address, to determine which LSP to use.
A WAN system will be established with a mix of data circuits, depending on the requirements of each site, from an ADSL to fibre ethernet and they will also assist you to design your WAN with the right connections for each site, dependent on the usage requirements.
To ensure the on-going benefit of your MPLS/PWAN we provide entirely accomplished network connections, firewalls, routers, and offer co-location and data centre hosting services in our data centres to protect your servers and applications.
Our consultants will discuss your company requirements and the services available in your area and make references to offer you economical and future-proof connections.Book Now