You may have heard the term Software Defined Wide Area Network or SD-WAN and wondered how it might be relevant to your business. SD-WAN is quickly becoming a mainstream choice for many companies. In a nutshell SD-WAN solutions utilize public internet connections to connect enterprise networks over large geographic distances, eliminating the need for costly point-to-point or MPLS connections while yielding the same resilient and reliable connectivity. SD-WAN can take multiple internet connections and balance network traffic across them and also route traffic directly to cloud service providers such as Amazon and Google, all the while prioritizing certain types of traffic like voice or video as well.
Having multiple internet connections can often mean having different circuit characteristics dependant upon the circuit type. SD-WAN can be programmed to take advantage of these different connection characteristics and keep certain applications on the best underlying connection type, ultimately freeing up your best and most reliable internet connection for your mission critical traffic.
SD-WAN simplifies the management and operation of an enterprise network with its ease of deployment and central manageability. In placing intelligent routing devices in charge of how to best handle, balance and route their traffic, many customers will discover that they have too much bandwidth and are able to scale down their connection speeds and enjoy reduced costs after running an SD-WAN solution for just a few months’ time.
At intlx Solutions we partner with some of the world’s leading SD-WAN providers. It doesn’t cost you anything to engage our team and see if an SD-WAN solution might be the next best thing for your business. Our engineers can help you demo and evaluate the most secure, redundant, and reliable SD-WAN solution for your needs. Give us a call today!!