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28 November 2022

Transforming Your Connectivity Infrastructure with SD-WAN Solutions

SD-WAN solutions can help you transform your connectivity infrastructure and provide high-speed, secure, and reliable connectivity to your remote sites. It can help you reduce your bandwidth costs by using the most appropriate connection at any time. This means you can use the cheapest link for a task and switch it back when the task is complete.

SD WANs are also perfect for low-latency applications, such as VoIP or video conferencing, and applications that rely on dynamic routings, such as IoT, cloud computing, or virtualization. Read on as we tell you more about SD-WAN and how it will impact your business. 

SD-WAN For Digital Transformation 

SD-WAN technology is a new Internet Protocol-based communication technology transforming how businesses operate. They are a new generation of networks connecting branch offices, data centers and other enterprise sites. They are based on IP networking, which makes them very different from traditional WAN technologies, such as MPLS VPNs. 

SD WANs offer many advantages, including the following : 

  • Improves performance in company communication channels.

  • Boosts the security of data.

  • Offers efficiency in the flow of data by simplifying WAN infrastructure.

  • Enable usage of cloud.

  • Reduce operation costs by deploying efficient cloud-based applications.

Basic SD-WAN vs. Business-Driven SD-WAN 

A basic SD-WAN is a software-defined wide-area network. This means that it is a type of network defined by software rather than hardware. The SD-WAN uses the Internet to connect to other networks, which makes it cost-effective and scalable. Basic SD WANs have many features, but the most important ones are :

  • Compatibility with any broadband connection.

  • QoS to ensure a certain level of service is provided.

  • VPN client to connect remote offices.

  • UPnP to reduce installation time.

  • warm to simplify the installation.

A business-driven SD-WAN is a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) driven by the company's business requirements. It provides security, cost savings, business agility, and basic SD-WAN features.

The features of a business-driven SD-WAN are :

  1. Security : The technology protects by encrypting data from end to end to protect it from cyber threats. 

  2. Cost Savings : The SD-WAN technology cuts costs because it does not require expensive hardware like routers or switches. 

  3. Business Agility : The SD-WAN technology is flexible and can be adjusted to suit changing business needs. 

SD-WAN for Internet Service Providers 

The SD WAN's primary function is to allow the service provider to provide customer connectivity using a single IP address. This allows the service provider to eliminate the need for expensive, complex, and time-consuming provisioning of individual customer sites.

Internet service providers can use SD-WAN to create more efficient and cost-effective network infrastructure. This technology also provides the ability for ISPs to offer various services that are not available on traditional networks.

Using SD-WAN tech infrastructure has many benefits for companies and streamlines communication efficiency. It combines all the features of traditional network systems and integrates them with cloud computing for better output and performance. Telkom is Indonesia's leading SD-WAN service provider with top-tier features and products. Check our page for more.

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