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Moving to Software Defined Network

November 25, 2020 | 5 mins

Moving to Software Defined Network

Most enterprises are moving towards Software defined Network (SDN) technologies, as it offers them improved network performance, efficiency, flexibility and security in comparison to traditional WAN infrastructure. However, before you embark on your journey towards SDN, consider answering these questions:

  • Is your organization’s success dependent on uninterrupted access to cloud-based applications?
  • Do you need to prioritize your network traffic such that your voice and video gains priority over your recreational usage?
  • Is Mobility and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) an integral part of your IT landscape – primarily making virtual boundary between private and public networks invisible?
  • Is your organization overly dependent on MPLS networks for Internet traffic routing?
  • Is hub and spoke the predominant model of your network communication?
  • Is there a limit or restriction on what mobile users can access at the enterprise level due to policy configuration and distribution, performance and security?

If your answer to any of these questions is a Yes, then you should definitely consider moving to SDN solution.

Benefits of moving to SMOAD SDN solution

Dollar savings – saves both OPEX as well CAPEX investments. It is a great alternative to MPLS and you can make do with Broadband connectivity that is 1/20th the cost of an MPLS deployment. It cuts administrative costs by 90%

Security – you can extend the perimeter of your network security in a very flexible manner by encrypting network traffic, partitioning your network, centralized management and control, improving network visibility and optimizing performance

Reliability and control – full scale access to cloud application performance, traffic and usage with unification of enterprise network with Internet and public cloud provides reliability and control that enterprises desire

Integration with existing infrastructure – you don’t have to change a thing in your current infrastructure for SMOAD SDN can utilize the existing MPLS for certain network traffic and broadband Internet for the rest

100% SLA driven network uptime – SMOAD provides mobile aggregated data with multiple dongles/SIMs, which makes it a completely redundant solution that aggregate data from MPLS, ILL, Broadband and LTE connections

Having decided to migrate to SDN, you need to have a migration strategy in place, which effectively involves understanding your current infrastructure and what effects would the move to SDN have on your infrastructure as well as operations. SMOAD SDN solutions takes effect immediately and is easy to install and will have little or no big events that affects the workforce or operations. However, it is important to keep in mind any application downtime, end-user experience, and what traffic to keep on MPLS and what on SDN.

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