The Cloud is the Network

VeloCloud SD-WAN

VeloCloud SD-WAN or Software Defined WAN is a game-changer. Simpler management, higher throughput, better performance at a lower cost. Cloud optimized.

Software as a Service (SaaS), enterprise mobility, cloud storage are trends that are positively impacting business. Providing enhanced capabilities, more flexibly and at lower costs than traditional technology. However current Wide Area Networks (WANs) are holding businesses back. They are either too slow, too expensive, too complex to manage or provide low quality connectivity.

Simplified WAN

  • Rapid deployment and automation
  • Quality‐of‐Service (QoS) that adjusts with automated link and capacity monitoring
  • Scalable secure communications over any transport
  • Management and orchestration that can be cloud delivered or on‐premise

Efficient WAN

SD-WANs leverage cost-effective standard broadband internet links to provide a more efficient WAN than is possible with MPLS alone.

  • Unification of all available WAN links to provide aggregate capacity
  • Distributed, cloud‐based services with simple policy‐based insertion

Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN

VeloCloud assures enterprise and cloud application performance over Internet and hybrid WAN while simplifying deployments and reducing costs. SD-WANs:

  • Virtualize the network
  • Enable a secure overlay
  • Simplify services delivery
  • Provide interoperability
  • Leverage cost effective hardware
  • Support automation with business policy framework
  • Monitor usage and performance
  • Support interoperable and open networking

Assured Application Performance

Deliver hybrid WAN with high performance, reliability and service provider flexibility to assure optimal performance even for demanding applications, such as voice and video.

VeloCloud SD-WAN offers forwarding based on real‐time evaluation of WAN characteristics, including quality and capacity of the link. VeloCloud SD-WAN can dynamically react to meet business policy based on performance or security criteria. It also offers Active‐Active support to provide sub-second reaction to WAN blackouts or brownouts so that  application flow can be continued.

Highly Available WAN

By dynamically adjusting packet path in real-time over multiple, broadband connections, SD-WANs provide a more available WAN than is available with current MPLS technology alone. SD-WANs offer:

  • A physical transport‐independent overlay for managing user connectivity and experience to different applications
  • Greater flexibility in choosing and changing service providers
  • Faster provisioning times and automated configurations
  • Delivery of performance and security for on‐premise and cloud applications. No backhaul performance penalty

Dynamic Multipath Optimization

Aggregate broadband Internet, 4G-LTE, and MPLS circuits with application-aware per-packet link steering and on-demand remediation to achieve optimal performance for demanding, real-time voice and video over any transport.

Bandwidth Elasticity

Economically increase bandwidth by aggregating WAN circuits of any type, providing faster response even for single application flows. Virtualization and automated configuration enables bandwidth elasticity and provider flexibility.

Cloud Application Quality

Direct yet optimized branch-to-cloud application performance is enabled with the SD-WAN overlay to distributed gateway services throughout the cloud.

WAN Agility

SD-WANs ensure you are not locked into a single service provider for WAN services. This agility allows IT to react quickly to the needs of the business. Agility can be defined as:

  • Flexibility: Services deployed to any location or individual
  • Speed: Fast deployment, perhaps leveraging on-demand services. For example quickly adding agents to a Cloud Contact Center .
  • Automation: Reacting quickly or predicting problems and making appropriate adjustments before the problem impacts the business.

Reducing WAN Costs

By leveraging lower cost forms of broadband internet, SD-WANs not only improve performance but can reduce overall costs.

  • Cloud gateway‐based SD‐WAN architecture eliminates data center upgrades or redesign costs.
  • Eliminates branch costs associated with single‐function devices.
  • Reduces WAN upgrade costs with the option to mix private/MPLS and ordinary broadband/Internet links.
  • Branch edge cost is reduced by leveraging an VeloCloud device
  • Automated and zero IT touch deployment eliminates truck rolls to the branches.
  • Eliminate need for remote IT in the branches.
  • Single pane of glass management eliminates silo network management consoles.

WAN Scalability

An SD-WAN can operate as an overlay to the existing network, handing you tools to turn up new branches very rapidly without impacting the stability or configuration of the incumbent infrastructure. No reconfiguration of older routers and switches, no need for knowledge-staff to be fly around the country, no rejigging a vast mess of VPN tunnels, no waiting for MPLS service. Use whatever type of branch connectivity is available, deploy zero-touch SD-WAN branch configurations from a central orchestrator and steer the traffic over auto-established VPN tunnels to an SD-WAN gateway at your existing data center or cloud location.

Eliminate Locked In Contracts

The flexibility of VeloCloud SD-WAN eliminate the need to get locked in multi-year contracts as the only means to reduce your WAN bandwidth costs.

With the rapid reduction of broadband internet connections, it makes the days of expensive MPLS contracts obsolete.

SD-WAN technology lets you blend in lower cost broadband until those long term contracts expire.

Scaling VPNs

SD-WANs provide the solution to complex VPN configurations. Branch VPN configurations constantly change and the cause for a gigantic headache in a network of any substantial size.

With a VeloCloud SD-WAN the basic branch-to-data-center or cloud location connectivity can remain unchanged. But branch-to-branch communication can be steered over the SD-WAN overlay where VPN tunnels are built as and when needed. It is as simple as indicating on the central orchestrator that security is required on these traffic patterns.

Reduced Infrastructure Costs

An SD-WAN overlay eases the challenged of replacing infrastructure to add a new cloud or SaaS application. By deploying (zero-touch) SD-WAN technology to the branch, access to the new application or traffic pattern can be steered via the SD-WAN overlay while existing applications and access remain undisturbed—using either the site’s existing transport link or a new link. Over time, additional applications or traffic types can be migrated to the SD-WAN network until the older equipment can be decommissioned when it reaches its logical end of life.