Software defined WAN
Citrix SD-WAN’s concept of creating a virtual MPLS increases the performance, reliability and security for traditional enterprise applications, SaaS applications, and virtual desktops over any network while simplifying the branch network.
Features and benefits;
Bond links – Combine different links (MPLS, internet, Microwave, Satellite, LTE, WiMAX etc.) in to one aggregated pipe to utilize all the total bandwidth available.
Always-On-Branch – Maintain high performance for mission-critical apps, even when a network link fails.
Intelligent path selection for each packet monitor packet by packet to determine the best route and react in milliseconds to link changes/degradation.
Packet duplication – For VOIP and other such sensitive apps, reacting with lossless fail over to secondary links
No idle capacity – Achieve true Active-Active capability on redundant WAN links enabling utilization of all available bandwidth through link virtualization.
More bandwidth -Reduce overall WAN costs and increase branch bandwidth by bonding cheaper internet links with your premium links while still guaranteeing high SLAs to the business.
Application QoS – Deliver QOS on the bonded/fat pipes to ensure prioritization of business-critical application traffic. Gain visibility into application delivery in order to proactively manage the user experience.
Gain comprehensive & real time alerting & reporting on link provider performance and flag SLA breach.
Secure data across the WAN and to the cloud with strong encryption, application-level security policies and data segmentation.
Introduce branch firewalling ability. Optionally achieve secure internet break-out from the branch to avoid unnecessary back-haul of some internet, cloud or SaaS applications traffic