What is SD-WAN?
Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is a revolutionary way to address the simplification of branch office networking and deliver optimal application performance through centrally managed and managed WAN virtualization.
Unlike traditional WANs, SD-WAN provides higher network agility and cost reduction. SD-WAN has its roots in software-defined networking (SDN), the underlying principle that abstracts network hardware and transports properties of the applications that use the network.
SD-WAN is WAN virtualization
In the same way that server virtualization abstracts the underlying physical hardware from the logical virtual servers that run on it, WAN virtualization is where a logical WAN connection (either to the Internet or to the Internet) is used between branches) can simultaneously leverage multiple underlying connectivity technologies (such as xDSL, MPLS, cellular, and fiber), but present this connectivity to users and applications as a single, direct connection to the Internet or a secure site-to-site connection.
SD-WAN is intelligent
SD-WAN-enabled networks can monitor the status and quality of the WAN and make intelligent traffic flow decisions based on the information. This offers numerous advantages:
- Real-time services such as VoIP and video can be sent through the link with the lowest latency
- Intelligent failover and active / active configurations can be used to ensure reliability even if a WAN link fails.
- WAN connectivity can be added if agility is required.
- Best of all, once the configuration is complete, all traffic is automatically managed by the software-defined rules set in the device – no human intervention is required.
SD-WAN is managed and monitored centrally
Branch offices can be centrally provisioned, monitored and managed using an SD-WAN controller that gives network administrators full control of their WANs and distributed devices through a single interface.
You can create and automatically install complex VPN configurations that securely connect thousands of branch offices (using the connectivity available at each site). WAN monitoring is central and notifications provide a real-time view of WAN status and global availability of branch offices.
SD-WAN is secure VPN
Using encrypted VPN, branch offices achieve secure, local network access to cloud resources. SD-WAN makes these branch office VPNs faster and more affordable by combining the bandwidth of multiple connections into a single logical WAN connection. In addition, SD-WAN provides the ability to offload public Internet traffic at the network edge, which reduces the traffic sent over the VPN.
The advantage of Peplink SD-WAN
Over the years, Peplink has developed a powerful combination of products and technologies that can be used to create SD-WAN networks that offer uninterrupted connectivity, unbeatable installation flexibility, and simple, intuitive use.
Leader in WAN virtualization
Peplink’s product and technology focus has always been on WAN virtualization and the simultaneous, intelligent use of multiple WAN links to increase reliability and bandwidth while reducing costs. We have two main technologies for WAN virtualization: intelligent load balancing for Internet access and SpeedFusion VPN bonding for secure connectivity between branch offices.
Large portfolio of mobile products
Simply do more with Peplink SD-WAN – not just fixed branch office and data center connectivity, but also mobile, outdoor and body-worn applications. Extend your corporate WAN to corporate vehicles and temporary locations without a landline connection or create on-site personal area networks via cellular and Wi-Fi as WAN connectivity – all of which are centrally monitored, managed and controlled, and able to handle multiple Use WAN links at the same time.
InControl Central Management
InControl2 is a cloud-based device management, monitoring and reporting system. With InControl2, you can dramatically reduce the complexity of managing and provisioning devices and secure WAN installation for enterprise-level networking.
Virtual FusionHub application
FusionHub is the virtual application of Peplink. With FusionHub, you can use SpeedFusion in your cloud to securely connect your branch offices. FusionHub runs on virtually all standard four-tier machine software products, including Amazon Web Services, VMware, Citrix XenServer, Oracle VirtualBox, and Microsoft Hyper-V.