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 is enabling businesses to make secure, truly far-reaching changes to their networks in a fraction of the time of existing technology.
SD-WAN for Business
Business networks transmit ever-increasing volumes of traffic. Employees 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 working environment has changed, and SD-WAN provides the flexibility required to accommodate a mobile workforce.
Multi-level connectivity with single-centre control
An 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
Who is SD-WAN for?
- National and global organisations operating in different geographic locations
- Remote users, homeworkers and mobile employees
- Users requiring high quality voice and video between different buildings on the same site
- Data centres or branch offices connecting with each other
- Employees 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 multinationals and large public bodies, and is in high demand now from smaller organisations 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, Clarion can do this for you, giving you all the benefits of SD-WAN straight away.