What Is An On-Premise SD-WAN?
Software-defined wide area networking, or SD-WAN, provides the benefits of software-defined network (SDN) technology to traditionally hardware-based networking. It is an overlay that provides a networking foundation that is much easier to manage than legacy WANs. SD-WAN can reduce costs significantly when compared to traditional multiprotocol label switching (MPLS).
An on-premise SD-WAN architecture means that your company has an SD-WAN box/appliance on-site to achieve SD-WAN functionality. This box performs real-time traffic shaping at each site without the box connecting to a cloud gateway. Affiliated Communications works with several quality SD-WAN vendors and we re-sell analog trunks and primary rate interfaces (PRIs) on-site to provide your business with the perfect SD-WAN architecture.
We encourage our customers to have multiple carriers going through a box to achieve bandwidth optimization and to support a solid disaster recovery strategy (to ensure that you are covered if one carrier goes down). Affiliated partners with hundreds of carriers so that you have one number to call and one bill to pay for everything. With our SD-WAN solutions, we offer security, analytics, and reports.