5/7/21

Beyond VPN: more efficiency, security and speed with VMware's SD-WAN solution

Home-office, multi-location, point of sale are just some of the ways companies are set up.

Whatever your set-up or way of working, whether your company is an Enterprise or a SME, it will be increasingly important to have a high-performance infrastructure that enables the best collaboration experiences.

The increasingly deployment of cloud services and the need to be connected, wherever you are and whenever you want, must at the same time ensure maximum security and reliability of networks.

The answer? VMware SD-WAN Solutions

❓ What are we talking about ❓

The term SD-WAN, Software Defined Wide Area Network, refers to the application of software-based networking technologies to WAN connections to ensure access to cloud services, data centres and SaaS-based business applications with high performance and low cost.

SD-WAN solutions replace traditional WAN routers to provide dynamic, policy-based traffic distribution across multiple WAN connections.

SD-WAN technology includes orchestration systems and service gateways.

What are the benefits of SD-WAN technology?

  1. Network agility,
  2. Simplicity of deployment,
  3. Dynamism, central control and management,
  4. Cost reduction.

Being cloud-distributed and software-based, SD-WAN technology promotes network agility: it is easy to deploy and enables centralised control and management. It also helps businesses reduce the amount of WAN traffic on leased lines, shifting some of it to broadband Internet connections and cloud-based applications.

With SD-WAN, companies can add access to cloud services, set up a new remote office and dynamically route all types of network traffic very quickly to optimise application and data deployment.

The above also helps reduce costs: Gartner reports that an SD-WAN deployment is 2.5 times less expensive than traditional WAN architectures.

And for your thirst for technical information... how does SD-WAN technology work?

SD-WAN solutions offer several deployment options, including fully cloud-based or software-based, hardware-based or hybrid.
A centrally located orchestration system monitors all network activity to provide real-time reporting and analysis capabilities, as well as to remotely correct any issues.

Many companies use WANs to connect branch offices to a wide range of business-critical applications, including video conferencing systems, ERP and CRM solutions, and more. SD-WAN technology allows enterprises to create a hybrid WAN architecture that combines multiple MPLS, mobile and broadband connections into a single, virtualised, logical application delivery path that dynamically responds to network conditions.

Plus, unlike traditional WANs, it allows businesses to avoid upgrading network bandwidth to meet the needs of additional cloud services.

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