SD-WAN stands for Software-Defined networking (SDN) in a Wide Area Network (WAN). It is a service based on the application of SDN technology in WAN scenarios. Such services are used for connecting corporate networks, data centers, Internet applications and cloud services over a wide geographic region.
Against a backdrop of cloud computing, mobile applications and enterprise globalization, an increasing number of real-time applications (distributed collaboration, teleconferencing, remote desktops, payment systems, telemedicine) must now communicate between multiple nodes. Any problems such as disconnections and slow browsing will amplify user dissatisfaction and lead to lost transactions. The emergence of SD-WAN not only solves the problems of network instability and the high cost of dedicated links, but can also satisfy the real-time performance requirements of these applications. SD-WAN integrates the functionality of routers, firewalls, deep packet inspection (DPI) and WAN acceleration so that applications can be managed and monitored by businesses in a meaningful manner.
AppEx Networks offers an SD-WAN service, CloudWAN. The name CloudWAN is based on the fact that its services are provided through popular public clouds used by the industry. No matter where the user is in the world, if they have even a basic Internet connection then they can gain access to the high-quality service provided by AppEx.
This article will explain how ADLINK CSA-7400 can help customers to quickly build the next generation corporate network, CloudWAN platform.