What is SD-WAN?
SD-WAN, an acronym for Software Defined Wide Area Network, uses intelligent, centrally-controlled software to route network traffic faster from A to B. Widely seen as the next-generation evolution in WAN, it enables any School, College, University or MAT to make far-reaching changes to their networks in a fraction of the time – and cost – of existing technology.
SD-WAN for Education
Education networks transmit ever-increasing volumes of traffic. Staff, students, even parents expect reliable access to it from anywhere at any time. High volume in-house data, third party apps and expanding cloud services, such as Office 365, AWS and Azure, can easily overload any network. The learning environment has changed, and SD-WAN provides the flexibility required to accommodate new ways of study and working.
Multi-level connectivity with single-centre control
A SD-WAN network overcomes all this by using multiple connectivity sources simultaneously to transmit data and traffic. Instead of being tied to any one provider, SD-WAN cherry picks the best available connection method and dynamically routes your traffic through it. You maintain central control, enabling you to set policies and determine traffic priority levels. Everything gets from A to B in the most direct way, vastly improving overall network efficiency.
Features and Benefits of SD-WAN for Education
SD-WAN for Education: who is it for?
- Nationwide and international academic bodies operating in different geographic locations
- Remote staff and student users and mobile employees
- Users requiring high quality voice and video between different buildings on the same site
- Data centres or departments connecting with each other
- Students seeking fast access to hosted or public cloud services
- Multiple users needing secure and reliable internet or intranet connectivity
- For users of technologies such as Ai, Ar, Vr, ERP, SCM, IoT
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Overlay SD-WAN onto your existing network
SD-WAN technology has already been adopted by many leading international organisations and large public bodies, and is in high demand now from medium and smaller-sized institutions too.
While there is no one-size-fits-all solution out there, SD-WAN is very flexible. A great advantage of SD-WAN is that it can simply overlay onto your existing system. without any of the disruption that major network upgrades sometimes bring. As a leading ICT provider, with many years expertise in the Education sector, Clarion can do this for you, giving you all the benefits of SD-WAN straight away.