What is SD-WAN?
Software-defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) is an exciting new technology that distributes network traffic across wide area networks utilizing software-defined networking to automatically route traffic to and from disparate sites such as remote offices, datacenters and distribution centers. SD-WAN significantly improves application performance and user experience by providing optimized paths for client data seamlessly through multiple different types of WAN connections. No longer are organizations forced to suffer with limited bandwidth or face expensive and delayed increases in their service. SD-WAN offers a cost-optimized, consistent solution that takes the stress out of your organizations connectivity.
Organizations face many problems in today’s Cloud-era: legacy organizations are locked into expensive single-carrier agreements with little flexibility while born-in-the-cloud organizations face enormously complex networks with mediocre performance. SD-WAN bridges the gap for both types of companies and offers the following benefits:
Better user experience – built-in WAN optimization improves performance for applications and connections between SaaS deployments allowing for more consistent response times and higher quality engagements with your users
Greater agility – dedicated networks can take weeks and even months to install while SD-WAN solutions can enable a location to be live within just days allowing your organization greater speed to market and time to value
Reduced costs – no longer are expensive MPLS circuits a requirement for all locations as SD-WAN enables service provider independence and the ability to utilize low-cost broadband and wireless in addition to dedicated networks under a single management experience optimized for a your traffic
Improved security – SD-WAN solutions include embedded security to better protect your and your user’s data through an consolidated management interface for all connectivity within your organization
How to get started with SD-WAN
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Clear Technologies partners with leading industry providers of SD-WAN solutions. We offer expertise and experience with many different appliances and cloud-based managed services and can assist in finding the best product to meet your company’s needs.