What is SD-WAN Routing?

A wide-area network (WAN) connects a collection of local-area networks (LANs). Routers connect LANs together using different links such as MPLS and broadband. They also connect users to cloud applications, compute clouds, and the internet.

The challenge is that networks are becoming increasingly complex and dynamic. Even the best dual wan routers need to do more than support multiple ports. They need to be as dynamic and intelligent as the networks they service.

Challenges with Routing in a
Hybrid Distributed World

One challenge IT professionals have is to ensure that their networks are keeping pace with the unprecedented growth of remote users, cloud applications, and internet traffic. Traffic loads and patterns are becoming difficult to predict and manage. Optimizing WAN routing to ensure network performance and reliability is becoming more important.

Intelligent and Autonomous Orchestration of Network Resources – Including Routers

Leading SD-WAN vendors, such as Open Systems, provide a complete end-to-end solution. The unified management console includes comprehensive network performance monitoring, control, optimization, and management across the entire network stack, from the core – to cloud – to edge.

SD-WAN is offered as a service, and users can manage the SD-WAN to whichever level they require – from minimal to very hands-on. It’s simple for users to add additional bandwidth or extended coverage to encompass more users or sites. Network expansion can be implemented in a fraction of the time as opposed to traditional network expansion. Since it’s a service, costs are elastic and based partly on usage.

Open Systems SD-WANs remove the tedious configuration and guesswork out of network management. It adds an intelligent and autonomous layer that manages network configuration to ensure QoS levels are met and costs are contained.

Contact our customer advocates to learn how a managed SD-WAN can optimize performance while reducing management complexity and costs.