If you are considering an SD-WAN solution to improve your company’s wide area network (WAN), get in touch with Affiliated to learn about the different SD-WAN architectures we provide, including cloud-based and on-site solutions.
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.
Is On-Premise SD-WAN A Good Fit For Your Organization?
At Affiliated, we are flexible and offer both cloud-based and on-premise SD-WAN solutions. If you are a smaller, local business hosting all applications in house, an on-premise SD-WAN solution may be the most cost-effective option for you.
Cost-Effective SD-WAN Solution
If you are a small business, an on-premise SD-WAN solution could be a cost-effective way to improve network performance.
Advantages To An On-Premise SD-WAN Setup
- Little to no monthly SD-WAN cloud-enablement bandwidth costs
- Real-time traffic shaping, boosting the performance of all apps
- Improved disaster recovery processes with better connectivity backup
- Multicircuit/ISP load balancing, ultimately delivering a higher quality experience
No matter the size of your company or the industry you are in, Affiliated can help you start evaluating and designing the right SD-WAN solution for you.
SD-WAN And Carrier Services That Benefit Your Organization
Affiliated partners with hundreds of carriers to offer wholesale agreements to your business. We also employ SD-WAN solutions and partner with top-quality vendors to bring your business the solution that works best for you. With Affiliated supporting your operations, it’s never been easier to employ an SD-WAN solution that not only improves network performance but also doubles as a disaster recovery tool.
Are you interested in learning more about how an on-premise SD-WAN solution could help your business? Contact Affiliated Communications today to get started.