SD-WAN Edge Overview
Lower WAN OPEX and CAPEX
Greater business agility and responsiveness
Increased application performance across the WAN
Assure business intent with advanced application visibility and control
Robust edge-to-edge security and micro-segmentation
Extensibility to 3rd party products via service chaining
Performance — Deliver predictable application performance and quality of service across the WAN
Visibility and control — See and control all applications and data running across the WAN
Security — Secure and segment all WAN traffic and applications
Extensibility — Able to service chain other WAN services and route across the WAN
What is SD-WAN?
A Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture that provides enterprises with the flexibility to leverage any combination of transport services, including broadband internet, to securely connect users to applications. Today, applications are hosted in on-premise data centers, and increasingly in private or public clouds. Or they may be consumed as a subscription-based Software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering. Typical SaaS examples include Salesforce.com, Workday, Office365, Box and Dropbox.
An SD-WAN virtualizes WAN services including Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), broadband and 4G/LTE, treating them as a resource pool. Pre-defined policies, programmed by IT, specify per application group how traffic should be handled to meet priority, Quality of Service and security requirements according to business intent. An SD-WAN continuously monitors applications and network resources to intelligently and automatically steer traffic in accordance with these requirements in contrast to conventional routing based on TCP/IP addresses.
Building a Better WAN with a Complete Solution
Not all SD-WANs are created equal. By building a better WAN with Silver Peak, customers realize an extended range of benefits:
All SD-WANs Are Not Created Equal
While an SD-WAN is a critical component of building a better WAN, a complete solution must address a broader set of requirements:
Non-disruptive Migration to SD-WAN
Adding SD-WAN to an existing WAN infrastructure couldn’t be simpler. With Silver Peak, it can be a seamless transition. During the migration, all existing WAN equipment, services and connections continue to operate as before. While it’s possible for EdgeConnect to replace existing WAN infrastructure, creating a virtual WAN overlay doesn’t require a forklift upgrade of existing routers or infrastructure at branch locations.
Maximize the Multiplier Effect
No-Compromise WAN Strategy
For 15 Years, Silver Peak has been the Agent Of Change
for Building a Better WAN by Delivering No-compromise WAN Transformation
Six Foundational WAN Transformation Requirements that Maximize the Multiplier Effect
The Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN Edge Platform Delivers No-Compromise WAN Transformation
Business-driven SD-WAN Edge
Business priorities are always reflected in the way the network behaves; business intent drives applications and network resources
Delivers Highest Quality of Experience
End users enjoy always-consistent, always-available application performance; IT reclaims nights and weekends with high availability and resiliency
Applies advancements in automation and machine-learning to power a self-driving wide area network that gets smarter every day
A Single Unified Platform
Designed from the ground up to unify SD-WAN, firewall, segmentation, routing, WAN optimization and application visibility and control
EdgeConnect: The Unified SD-WAN Edge Platform
Designed for today’s multi-cloud era
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Go Beyond Software-defined to a Self-driving Wide Area Network
Silver Peak delivers a software platform that powers a self-driving wide area network, so IT leaders can tell the network what the business wants, then use automation and machine learning to just make it work.
Forward-thinking Companies Using EdgeConnect
Westcon-Comstor, a global distributor of IT and networking solutions, needed higher availability and performance in its WAN.
Nuffield Health deployed EdgeConnect across more than 200 sites and now provides the bandwidth required to deliver an exceptional quality of experience at a lower overall cost.
J-U-B accelerated access to large engineering and GIS files from up to 30 minutes down to seconds, while reducing WAN costs by nearly $100,000 per year.
We’ve realized a 15 percent gain in network and application performance and we’re on track to save more than $1.4M in connectivity costs.David Craig, Network Manager
We are now saving approximately $30,000 (over three years) and getting an increase in speed. The performance increase is dramatic.Greg Taylor, Manager, IT Infrastructure
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