What is SD-WAN? SD-WAN or Software Defined Wide Area Network is a highly secure, cloud-delivered technology that uses SDN (Software Defined Networking) approach over a wide area network. It offers simple network management across branches, easy site deployment & configuration, centralized management, and the reduced cost. SD-WAN facilitates easy management of routers, firewalls, upgrading internet lines, WAN links, leased lines/MPLS, public-facing infrastructure, VPNs and mobile clients through easy-to-use GUI interface. It also reduce the overall cost by lowering equipment and service related contract costs and minimizes the need for continuous upgrades and other time-consuming exercises. Benefits of SD-WAN Optimized Application Performance Zero Touch ...Read more
What is Link Balancing? Link Balancing or Link Load Balancing is a networking approach to managing inbound and outbound traffic requests over various ISP (Internet Service Provider) links, to ensure the internet continuity, even when the ISP outages. And, to execute this function, a Link Balancer comes in. Link Balancer or Link Load Balancer is a networking device that intelligently analyzes the ISP WAN links and, makes sure that all links will make most of them. It, actually, takes control of the traffic that is initiated from one of the LANs and steps out via one of the WANs. ...Read more
Today, the higher bandwidth and data consumption have become the need of an hour. Especially during the peak hours, it’s quite arduous to manage bandwidth distribution over WAN. This is the reason that SD-WAN has become an imperative business component that helps businesses stay forefront by getting victory over bandwidth mismanagement. 4 Essentials of SD-WAN Architecture Let's initiate discussing the significant components of SD-WAN Architecture that most of the CIOs are counting today. These inlcude all the key points that will overshadow the challenges related to legacy systems, and other management concerns, associated with SD-WAN Architecture. Let's get started! ...Read more
Enterprises are revolving around different business strategies and new technologies to be ahead in the game. Whether it is cloud or SaaS, mobility, BYOD, network security, or unified communications- every entrepreneur is in search of the best and latest tech. Among which, the cloud is most eminent. It has gifted certain presents to the clan of businessmen- easy data transfer among intra-geographical locations, ease of storage, etc. Along with these advantages of the cloud, its security plays an equally important role. Here enters SD-WAN, which provides: Granular SecurityAgile NetworkBetter SpeedLow Operating CostHigher UX, etc. No doubt, SD-WAN is a ...Read more
CostQoS (Quality of Service)Safe Cloud Usage These three factors are defined as VPN+SD-WAN, or SD-WAN is just an attempt to “re-brand” VPN. It is marked as the advanced enterprise-grade VPN to differentiate it from legacy VPNs. In fact, here we are going to discuss the facts about SD-WAN vs VPN. But, first let's travel into the past. If we travel a few years back, then VPN was a significant part of networking security. Its property of traffic encryption makes it a level above than others. It, actually, extends the corporate network via encrypted connections across the internet. Since it’s ...Read more
Round the Clock- Unified Communication is helping businesses in many ways. Ranging from a voice call to video to live chat to screen sharing to webinars, UC is proving its worth at every edge of the communications network. Staffing it in your enterprise’s strategies will certainly make your communications stable and seamless. However, with the increase in higher bandwidth demand, unified communication faces a lot of hurdles in its way. You can’t take overall charge of the network and the transmitted data. Under such conflicting circumstances, you need the solution through which you can take charge over the data ...Read more
With changing business requirements and to keep in pace with the fast-transforming world, there is a need to distant oneself from the traditional approaches and make a move towards newer ones. This blog aims to tell how the newer wide area network approach (SD-WAN technology) is on the upper-ground as compared to the traditional MPLS. What is Traditional MPLS? MPLS stands for Multiprotocol Label Switching; is a routing technique used in high-performing networks that redefines traffic flows across enterprises WAN and service provider networks, to avoid complex lookups in the routing table. It is a technique to speedily transport ...Read more
Today, organizations are looking for transforming ways and architectures to drive their business potentials. After cloud computing and enterprise mobility solutions, SDN technology is coming forth which has moved the enterprises towards network programmability. They are looking for strategies to automate their IT tasks and aligning their IT infrastructure with the changing business requirements. Eliminating the need of a proprietary hardware, SDN brings an open, programmable global network infrastructure that can be managed centrally which modernizes the company's IT infrastructure. Before drilling deep into the benefits of SDN technology for the enterprises of today, let us understand what is it coherently. What ...Read more
Network connectivity is something that cannot and must not be compromised if you want to witness your business escalating speedily. Whether, you are a small, mid-sized or a large enterprise, you would want a cobweb of speedy connection and easy data transfer that could connect all your employees, your clients and your partners. This is utmost essential for two main reasons - first, there should not be any obstacle in communications and connectivity and secondly, your business and your services should reach a large number of people. Therefore, the foundation of any network is highly reliable and advanced network ...Read more
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