Why Choose The Cloud Truth for SD-WAN?
When choosing a provider for SD-WAN, you want to make sure that they offer management solutions that will work well for your company. At The Cloud Truth, we have 13 years of industry experience, and we can help you explore all of your options to find the best ones for your organization. To find out more about the ways SD-WAN’s can improve your business, please contact us at 847-250-2500 today.
What is SD-WAN?
Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) distributes network traffic across WAN and utilizes software-defined networking (SDN) to determine the best way to route traffic to and from data center sites and branch offices. SD-WAN can replace or work with Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and it can be delivered directly (through carriers) or by Management Service Providers (MSPs). It can manage multiple kinds of connections all through a single interface.
Benefits of SD-WAN
- Simplifies Management – Since SD-WAN is a centralized, cloud-delivered WAN architecture, it makes it easy to scale across multiple endpoints – whether those endpoints are in your branch or the cloud. You can also automate configurations and policies through Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP). This way, you do not have to allocate specialized IT resources each time a policy changes, or you add a new application. Therefore, having SD-WAN helps not only to reduce human error but also simplifies what you have to manage.
- Improves Your Applications Performance – SD-WAN enhances the performance of your applications by utilizing a combination of WAN optimization methods. It also automatically knows when and where to shift traffic to links that have enough bandwidth to support each of your application’s requirements. Therefore, with SD-WAN, your applications will always have high availability (with predictable SLA).
- Increases Your Security – SD-WAN helps to enforce threat prevention by distributing security at the branch level. This way, your data does not have to travel back to your data center or headquarters for advanced security protection (like a firewall). In addition to integrated threat protection and secure traffic flow, SD-WAN also helps to increase your security by providing real-time enforcement when you have network problems.
- Cost Savings – With an SD-WAN architecture, you can eliminate or reduce your reliance on pricy leased MPLS circuits by sending your less-sensitive data over inexpensive public internet connections. This way, you can reserve your private links for your critical information. SD-WAN’s is so flexible that it can help you reduce the need for over-provisioning, and it can lessen your overall WAN expenses.
SD Wan Providers
Some of the major SD Wan Providers to compare include:
- Century Link
- Silver Peak
- Talari Networks