Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solutions are a relatively new phenomenon, during 2017 we have seen first-hand, the awareness among network professionals and SMB & Enterprise organizations rising rapidly. Today, most deployments are in North America and Europe, but pilots and POCs are increasing on virtually every other continent.
Why the interest?
People hate their current WANs. They are anchored in the 1990’s with MPLS circuits demanding home runs to centralized data centers forcing cloud based applications to operate in high latency, low bandwidth environments totally unsuited to ensuring proper performance.
SD-WAN changes this. Rather than forcing home runs, cloud traffic can ‘break out’ at regional POPs reducing latency from 100+ms to 20ms or less. By using carrier diversity and low cost commercial broadband circuits and VINO SD-WAN overlays from TELoIP, you can reduce your total network cost, increase performance and deliver 99.999% uptime services for both your private WAN and public cloud.
Estimates from network analysts consistently confirm that on average, an SD-WAN implementation within a small to moderate sized organization can result in a return on investment period of around 9 months. Andrew Lerner from Gartner, an information technology research company, has said that “people hate their WANs and the SD-WAN ROI is compelling” and you can read more about it here.
SD-WAN is Cheaper than Traditional WAN
Setting up an old-school WAN infrastructure over an existing MPLS network infrastructure, means that a lot of money goes into buying hardware like routers, switches, path controllers etc., planning where and how to set up this equipment, managing and maintaining it. This costs a lot and the return over investment is sub optimal. Deployment of SD-WAN can be a much quicker and less painful process.
VINO SD-WAN is available as an MRR based service. You can flex your service as required and shift assets to new offices & locations easily. SD-WAN appliances are included in the MRR and placed at required data centers, branch and remote locations. Typically, installation at a site is painless – order your broadband circuits, then Connect the SD-WAN appliance, Configuration is performed autonomously by the appliance pulling down the preconfigured template from the VINO Portal Orchestrator, Calibration occurs in a matter of minutes to ensure VoIP, Video and other real-time applications work on the low-cost circuits flawlessly. Finally, Confirmation is performed to ensure that the site is operating within the desired Service Level Agreement parameters. On an on-going basis, network administrators can monitor the entire network through the VINO Portal provided as a key element of the MRR.
The net result when deploying VINO SD-WAN – you get unbreakable cloud tethers to public and private cloud services like Office365, Salesforce, Workday and ServiceNow. You get a network with 10x or more the bandwidth at every site with reduced latency and 99.999% reliability on par with MPLS. You get full visibility and control of your WAN through the VINO Portal tying your WAN to your business transformation initiatives. And best of all you save 70% or more on an on-going basis freeing dollars up for innovation projects.
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SD-WAN for SMB and Enterprise
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