With increased demand to ensure continuous application availability, companies both small and large are turning their focus to software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), to safeguard their success in todayâ€™s rapidly changing technological world. As a result, SD-WAN service providers are noticing significant implementation in a range of organizations, including automotive, healthcare, hotels, media groups, government, education, financial institutions, retailers, restaurants, sport complexes, and more. Hereâ€™s what you need to know.
Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) uses software and/or cloud-based technologies to automate the ongoing configuration of routers and push traffic over a mix of private, wireless, and broadband network access. This results in the simplification of network operations and the alleviation of Internet reliability and security concerns. SD-WAN offers a real network solution for businesses both small and large. It allows IT and office managers to deploy Internet-based connectivity easily, quickly, reliably, and securely.
SD-WAN allows you to:
- Add new locations without a lengthy deployment window
- Optimize bandwidth by reducing reliance on private MPLS links
- Support bandwidth intensive applications and workloads
- Increase security through encrypted WAN traffic, greater traffic visibility, and segmented network workloads
- Reduce complexity and maintenance with simplified remote office CPE requirements, and fewer site visits
- Align network services to user and application needs while gaining visibility into network use
- Manage multiple types of connections â€“ from MPLS to broadband, to LTE.
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a packet-forwarding technology protocol which uses labels in order to make data forwarding decisions between two or more locations. MPLS operates much like a switch and router does. Chances are that this system currently exists on your business network. No additional encryption or security is embedded, however, you may ask your service provider about Virtual Private Networking (VPN) integration. The benefits of MPLS are as follows:
- Improved up-time
- Improved bandwidth utilization
- Reduced network congestion
- Improved end user experience
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