Is your WAN in danger of becoming an expensive dinosaur?

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January 10, 2017
Is your WAN in danger of becoming an expensive dinosaur?

Are you re-negotiating an MPLS or Internet contract?

If you are re-negotiating an MPLS or Internet contract and not looking at SD-WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Network) technologies you might miss out on the most exciting technology since MPLS replaced Frame Relay, or Metro Ethernet replaced OPT-E-MAN.

Simply put an SD-WAN strategy can provide:

  • Increased resiliency and improved failover solutions by aggregating multiple circuits.
  • Use multiple active circuits (instead of primary/failover) for better bandwidth aggregation and throughput.
  • Automatically send traffic down the circuit that is performing best at any given time, and re-route around circuit outages or degradation.
  • Some solutions include end to end compression, optimization, and prioritization – even over public internet circuits.
  • Ability to buy more total bandwidth for lower cost than you are spending today.
  • Standardization and simplification of edge technology at branch locations.
  • Increased visibility and control of WAN bandwidth management and troubleshooting.

Deploying SD-WAN technology simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by de-coupling the networking hardware from its control mechanism. This allows organizations to build higher performance WANs using multiple large low cost internet circuits, thus enabling firms to partially or wholly replace more expensive private WAN connection technologies such as MPLS.

When considering replacement of your current WAN, MPLS, MAN, or Internet solution contact Communication Strategies for independent, Vendor neutral best practice recommendations. We can also assist in helping you source the most efficient and cost-effective strategy for these network services, without being influenced by which solution pays us the highest commissions as we don’t sell the services and don’t take commissions.. Our network team can assist in identifying the optimized solution for your firm.