You have deployed SaaS applications and your help desk phones are ringing off the hook and your inbox is full. Does this sound familiar?
If you call your SaaS provider their prescription is simple – add some cheap bandwidth and break out directly from the branch. This approach known as a hybrid WAN with direct internet access is fraught with peril. You know have opened a new set of security issues. Each of these breakouts is a new vulnerability point. Your firewall vendor is rubbing his hands with glee at this point, but you have a real problem – how do you deal with the new complexity in your network environment with your current staffing levels?
The advice to add cheap bandwidth is good. There are some nuances to achieve a highly successful use case. MPLS is highly reliable, providing 99.999% uptime from virtually every service provider world-wide. Commercial Internet services are inexpensive but deliver 99.9% reliability. The trick is capturing the cost savings (IPVPN Services are 21x more expensive than broadband connections of the same speed and capacity, MPLS costs are a factor of 10 higher than that) while maintaining the reliability of MPLS. The answer? TELoIP’s Virtual Intelligent Network Overlay (VINO). A VINO SD-WAN solution delivers the reliability and real-time network support of MPLS while at the same time reducing complexity through orchestration and cost by using lower-cost broadband circuits.