Software defined wide area networks offer the following advantages to businesses in Sacramento:
Ability to Consolidate Numerous Connections
A software-defined wide-area network can consolidate numerous types of connections, leading to improvements in the network’s resiliency, efficiency, and quality of service (QoS). This capability leads to the following benefits:
- Reduced costs
- Increased throughput
- Increased availability and redundancy
- Dynamic traffic management based on continuous changes in parameters and patterns
Easier Management and Administration
Network administrators can manage all connections across the network from a dashboard or controller. These controllers allow the parameters to be defined and provide a high-quality configuration environment. Individual commands can be sent to target network devices to receive desired outcomes. Instead of taking days to design and implement, administrators can achieve the desired outcomes from a dashboard with a few clicks. instead of needing on-site IT staff, the network can be managed from a central location because of the decoupling of the control plane from the data plane.
Security is enhanced with software defined wide area networks. Multiple security layers can be employed with the controller on the managed connections even if those connections are not inherently highly secure. Suspicious activity can be quickly identified and isolated, and the company’s sensitive information can be diverted through secure tunnels.
Optimization of Applications
Software-defined wide-area networks can use caching to enhance the delivery of applications so that recently accessed information can be stored locally to speed up future access. This can be particularly helpful with the delivery of applications based in the cloud.