It is important for a growing business to have a strong network that can support heavy data consumption. Most of the apps consume a lot of bandwidth and this can impact the network by slowing it down – a serious problem for the business during peak business hours.
As the business expands, implementing applications and network management can become a troublesome experience for IT Managers due to the network complexity. To expand connections the cost will increase similarly.
SD-WAN is a tailor-made solution for all these issues. With Micronova, you can experience simple, better performing, cost-effective, and secured network environments that can help in easy deploying and scaling of SD-WAN solutions.
Deploying Micronova’s SD-WAN services not only transforms your business’s network infrastructure but also boosts productivity and saves you enough time to focus on your business goals.
What is SD-WAN?
SD-WAN or Software-Defined Wide Area Network is smarter connectivity for your business that replaces the complex connection practices such as MPLS lines and eliminates dependence on single software solutions.
The SD-WAN being hosted on the cloud provides an infrastructure that allows traffic routing based on specific applications, policymaking, centralized management and helps achieve seamless connectivity
Benefits of SD-WAN adoption for your business.
Why is SD-WAN?
There are three main components to this virtualized SD-WAN network:
- The SD-WAN edge,
- The Controller, and
- The Orchestrator.
-The SD-WAN edge is where the network endpoints reside. This can be a branch office, a remote data center, or a cloud platform.
-An SD-WAN Orchestrator is the virtualized manager for the network, overseeing traffic and applying policy and protocol set by operators
-The SD-WAN Controller centralizes management, and enables operators to see the network through a single pane of glass, and set policy for the orchestrator to execute.
These components make up the basic structure of an SD-WAN.
SD-WAN vs MPLS
What does SD-WAN mean ?
A Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a WAN architecture that is virtual and allows companies to securely connect users to applications using MPLS, LTE, and broadband internet services.
What are the advantages of SD-WAN ?
The major advantages of having SD-WAN is that
• It helps in improving the performance
• Provides robust edge-to-edge security
• Decreases complexity
• Cost reduction
• Advanced application visibility and control
Will the SD-WAN replaces MPLS as the future technology?
SD-WAN may reduce the usage extent of MPLS but cannot replace MPLS. This is because Software-Defined WAN encourages organizations to use the different connections for their underlay not because it is directly replacing MPLS.
Is SD-WAN a VPN ?
No, SD-WAN is a software that is being used to determine your traffic flow, unlike VPN, it can’t create a tunnel for private browsing. It is used to configure network policies and manage the network.
What features does the SD_WAN device provide beyond basic connectivity ?
The features provided by SD-WAN beyond basic connectivity include:
• Zero-touch provisioning
• Encryption key rotation
• Application-aware routing, reporting, and analytics
• Optimized cloud connectivity
• End-to-End micro-segmentation
What are the difference between SD-WAN and MPLS ?
|Connectivity||Dual MPLS (active-backup)||Combination of MPLS, Broadband, and LTE|
|Cloud access||Backhaul to Data Center and then to the cloud||Direct access|
|Elasticity/ Scalability||Requires server-month delay to add capacity||Increase capacity as needed using broadband connectivity|