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SD-WAN

WHAT IS SD-WAN?

Software Defined - Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a combination of technologies designed to offer a simpler approach to the WAN. It’s being driven largely by the decreasing cost of bandwidth and the increase in cloud applications that reside outside of the legacy data center. SD-WAN can be deployed over existing WAN connections, whether they are Internet (DIA, broadband, LTE) or private (MPLS, private line), in order to create a secure, private, fully meshed network. It offers simplified management, quicker turnup, better application performance, improved resiliency, and cost savings when compared to traditional approaches. Liftoff IT has curated a portfolio of SD-WAN providers that include all of the market leading providers.

 

WHY CONSIDER IT?

SD-WAN is fundamentally about efficiency. It comes down to giving the people who work for you the tools they need to compete and win on a global stage – the ultimate responsibility of upper management. It touches your customers too – in a situation where network capacity becomes limited for whatever reason, SD-WAN gives you the power to prioritize bandwidth, ensuring that the applications most critical to customer experience don’t skip a beat.

 

High Points

Cost savings vs. expensive private networks

Decreasing cost of Internet bandwidth

Improved performance for cloud applications

Increased resiliency and uptime across the entire network

Simplified network management, especially at branch sites

Drastically shorter time to deploy new locations

 

KEY PROVIDERS :

  • CloudGenix
  • Velocloud (VMware)
  • Comcast

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