SD-WAN: Ease Connectivity in Today’s Network Demand

January 8, 2018

Demands for connectivity have been pushing organization to always keep up with technology evolution. Especially, when a company has multiple offices, they need a network solution to ensure communication between data center and branch offices goes well. Instead of a complex hardware‐based networking such as traditional WAN (Wide Area Network), organizations are moving toward a simplified software defined network technology to leverage their WAN maximally, called Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN).

SD-WAN is the application of software-based network technologies to WAN connections to route all network traffic more effectively between headquarters or data centers and branch offices. Unlike WAN, which has unpredictable application performance, complex infrastructure and expensive bandwidth, according to Nemertes’ research, SD-WAN provides cheaper and automatic failover when WAN links fail, and it can also reduce branch WAN troubleshooting costs by 90%.

Not only provides automatic failover, SD-WAN also offers several other benefits for business such as cost reduction by using pay-as-you-grow method and improving application performance through a combination of WAN optimization techniques and its ability to shift traffic and links with bandwidth to accommodate each application’s requirements. SD-WAN architecture enables administrators to reduce reliance on expensive leased MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) circuits and reserving private links for mission-critical or latency-sensitive traffic.

SD-WAN is a compatible technology across industries. Retail, government, financial services and other industries that communicate among distributed locations can reap SD-WAN’s benefit by its ability to prioritize traffic. For an instance, Brooks Brother, a retail company with 500 worldwide stores and a historic brand to protect, deployed SD-WAN to increase their network performance and visibility, thus communication between the corporate office and worldwide stores could run smoothly.

SD-WAN has gained attention throughout marketplace of networking. With all the benefits that SD-WAN advancement has offered, no wonder that numerous companies have deployed this technology to improve their business performance. As a value-added distributor, CTI Group will provide you SD-WAN technology for increased network agility and streamlined network management

Rachmat Gunawan is the second-in-command and co-founder of PT Computrade Technology International who is responsible for the company’s business operations and development. Gunawan has experiences in information technology industry for 27 years with his prior career as General Manager Sales & Marketing at a system integrator company. His skills involve in strategic and creative thinking, business planning and execution as well as marketing management. Gunawan received his bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering from Satya Wacana Christian University and master degree in Business Administration from Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom.

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