Software - Defined Networks
Ultimate Network Reliability for Businesses Running Applications in the Cloud or Across a WAN
WHAT IS SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKING (SDN)?
As more business applications move to the cloud, "always-on," high-bandwidth Internet access has become a critical business need.
Achieving this goal, however, demands network agility and flexibility that empowers on-demand responsiveness from IT teams to meet emerging needs. Software-defined networking (SDN) was developed to address this challenge by physically separating control and forwarding planes and integrating a software-defined controller capable of managing all network services and applications.
The result? Flexible, reliable and secure cloud-based networks that provide streamlined access and highly secure WAN functionality. In addition, SDN can be used to combine multiple Internet, MPLS and/or private connections into a single, unbreakable path to both the public Internet and other business locations.
Improved Performance — Software-defined networks are redundant, highly available and secure, reducing the amount of time companies spend dealing with downtime or throughput issues.
Cost Management — SDN solutions are frequently less expensive to operate than MPLS or private connections. In addition, the use of software-based controllers helps reduce the need for large capital expenditure.
Always-On Connectivity — Software-defined networking provides "active/active" connectivity. Your backup connection doesn't sit idle until an outage occurs. Instead, you use that bandwidth continuously, and in an aggregated way. Your total service speed is the sum of your Internet connections.
Unified Networking — SDN can link geographically disparate connections across an existing wide area network (WAN), often at a much lower cost than MPLS.
Carrier Agnostic — Without carrier restrictions, our SDN network can be combined with other Internet service provider connections to form a single connection, improving IT control and network transparency.
Quality Control — Using software-defined networks boosts Quality of Experience (QoE) over the public Internet by prioritizing the types of traffic important to your business. This means companies can provide consistent network experience for staff, consumers and business partners.
Enhanced Visibility — Network complexity is a natural extension of the cloud, especially given the rapid increase of SaaS deployments, mobile devices and remote connections. SDN solutions enhance visibility by unifying network management under a single, software-defined controller.
Increased Agility — Agility matters in the cloud. How quickly can IT teams respond to the need for new applications, services and infrastructure? More importantly, can they deploy these IT elements without disrupting current operations? By decoupling control and forwarding planes, SDN solutions make it possible to deploy new services without impacting current users.
SOFTWARE-DEFINED WIDE AREA NETWORKING (SD-WAN)
SD-WAN uses software to create a network across large distances and multiple Internet connections, simplifying branch office networking while also making it more reliable. SD-WAN optimizes application performance and reliability for mission-critical WAN and cloud applications. In addition, SD-WAN supports end-to-end encryption across connected networks.
The Access Advantage
Access One can manage your network, providing all the benefits of SD-WAN, allowing you time to concentrate on the strategic issues that move your business forward. We provide:
- Centralized professional management 24/7/365
- Automated branch failover SLAs up to 99.999 percent
- Proactive alerts with remote troubleshooting and repair
- Network analytics and QoE reports
Ready to empower your cloud deployment with SDN? Start with Access One.