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How does SD-WAN simplify network management?
Key Takeaways: Protection & Performance, Network Management Best Practices, webinar
Protection & Performance
As the next generation of enterprise network routing, SD-WAN simplifies network management by protecting from downtime while optimizing network performance, efficiency, and scalability.
Leverage any connectivity.
SD-WAN provides a virtual overlay that uses a VPN tunnel to enable policy driven connectivity. The overlay network can leverage any last-mile circuit connectivity options available at the branch location, which includes MPLS, Ethernet, Broadband, Coax or LTE. This connectivity independence simplifies network management.
One of the most powerful aspects of SD-WAN is being able to use all the connections at the same time to load balance traffic. SD-WAN leverages multiple circuits to protect against service outages. In addition, you can optimize bandwidth utilization by load balancing across all circuits to ensure maximum speed.
A key differentiator for SD-WAN is that everything is orchestrated through a cloud-based “single pane of glass” where you can customize and modify in real-time to ensure its meeting your requirements. Using business policies, key applications are prioritized by type of traffic and circuit. Then, the orchestrator is used to tune and customize how you’re leveraging each circuit for optimal performance.
Network Management Best Practices
With the current global landscape, remote workforces are continuing to expand in acceptance and geographical reach, while network resources are overtaxed with cyberattacks, employee demands and increased bandwidth needs. Watch our webinar with Cisco's Meraki team to learn best practices for managing your network and how SD-WAN can benefit your business.
Cisco SD-WAN Webinar
Watch our on-demand webinar to learn from Blackfoot and Cisco's Meraki teams on how SD-WAN can benefit your business, plus best practices for network management.
Blackfoot’s Managed SD-WAN is a turnkey solution optimized for your business. We provide all the licensing and required hardware, including the edge devices at each of your service locations. Next, our expert engineers design, configure and install your solution, plus continue to provide ongoing support for your network. This is all provided under a recurring monthly service fee with zero upfront cost. We also continue to provide support throughout the lifecycle of your deployment, by monitoring your network and tackling any issues that arise. Whether it’s a connectivity issue, a policy change, or adding a new branch, it’s all covered and provided within your predictable recurring monthly fee. By partnering for SD-WAN, you no longer need to plan for things breaking and include it in your capital budget. Watch our webinar to learn more about Blackfoot's Managed SD-WAN solution.