ATI, Chicago’s Leader in Cloud Services Brings You:
SD-WAN Software Defined Networking (SDN)
Prioritizing The Delivery Of Vital Data Across Multiple Internet Connections
What is SD-WAN? (SDN)
SD-WAN (software-defined WAN) is a wide area network deployment method. Using virtualization and application, SD-WAN controls and establishes WAN (wide area network) and devices across branch offices. Customers can simplify the management, configuration and maintenance of WANs with a minimal level of IT expertise. How? 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.
What are the benefits of SD-WAN?
– 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 uptime/availability
– Ability to manage network traffic from a single control source
– Greater security and visibility for WAN traffic
Gartner predicts by 2018, 10% of enterprises will have replaced
their WAN routing with SD-WAN based path forwarding, up from less than 1% today
Are You A Potential Customer For SD-WAN?
Curious if SD-WAN will work for you? Answering Yes to at least one of the following points most likely means that SD-WAN is a perfect fit for your company.
Managing WAN/MPLS connectivity in-house for multiple locations with a high cost of connectivity caused by WAN transport, equipment and personnel expenses
Hassle of complex devices and hardware updates with slow provisioning of network resources and traffic congestion
Inadequate level of network performance for emerging cloud computing with difficulty in adapting or scaling to developing business needs
Interested in optimizing performance of cloud-based applications such as SalesForce, Office 365 and hosted voice or e-commerce business
Open to refreshing WAN equipment and improving network connectivity
Looking for security intelligence built into network (vs. purchasing separately)
The Benefits of SD-WAN
Not your traditional QoS, this application prioritization is even more relevant to current businesses and sales conversations. Why? Because end users don’t use data packets – they use applications, and SD-WAN enables the optimization of the applications used on a daily basis. You essentially create a stack ranking of all the applications on the network, sorted by the importance of their performance to the business. Once sorted, the network enforces these ranking – inclusive of all the different types of data packets that are transported through the use of the application. These rankings can be changed on the fly or reprioritized on a schedule depending on other network events.
Nevertheless, it is important to understand the difference between QoS with SD-WAN vs. QoS with MPLS where it is relegated to prioritizing types of data packets- namely video, voice, critical data, and non-critical data – essentially offering you four distinctions with which to manage the network.
Worldwide SD-WAN revenues will exceed $6 billion in 2020, with a CAGR of more than 90% over the 2015-2020 forecast period. Are you an early adopter, or part of the late majority?
What is SD-WAN?
Learn how to reduce WAN/MPLS costs by securely bonding & prioritizing multiple data connections in the cloud
– How Does SD-WAN Work?
– Hybrid vs. Dual Internet
– Do You Need SD-WAN?
– What Are The Benefits