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What is SD-WAN?

Transforming the Enterprise WAN

Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is one of the fastest growing technologies in networking today. SD-WAN enables businesses to control the usage of their bandwidth and reduce costs compared to MPLS-based networks. Communication service providers (CSPs) initially viewed SD-WAN as a potential threat to their managed VPN revenue streams. Now end users are demanding managed SD-WAN service. What CSPs need is a way to offer automated and virtualized SD-WAN solutions while retaining the ability to efficiently deploy additional value-added services on top of their SD-WAN offerings.

New opportunities for CSPs

Today's SD-WAN solutions add complexity and put the enterprise in charge of all aspects of its network, including local access and backbone transport. That can be too much of a management burden to take on for already-overloaded IT departments. But SD-WAN can offer CSPs an opportunity to develop their enterprise relationships. By providing expert network management support, they can deliver all the benefits and leave businesses with none of the headaches. CSPs can also offer further benefits by using NFV to deliver SD-WAN.
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Our SmartWAN takes SD-WAN to the next level, offering new opportunities to end users and CSPs alike.

Cloud-based benefits

Our Ensemble SmartWAN platform is specifically designed to enable the deployment and management of SD-WAN solutions without any of the limitations or drawbacks of today's appliance-based offerings. With Ensemble SmartWAN enterprises can take advantage of the benefits of virtualized, feature-rich services at a much lower cost. It's an open, vendor-neutral solution that eliminates lock-in and gives businesses complete freedom to choose best-of-breed VNFs. Our SmartWAN takes SD-WAN to the next level, offering new opportunities to end users and CSPs alike.
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