What is SD WAN and Why your business needs it... The software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN or SDWAN) is a specific application of software-defined networking (SDN) technology applied to WAN connections, which are used to connect enterprise networks – including branch offices and data centers – over large geographic distances. A WAN might be used, for example, to connect branch offices to a central corporate network, or to connect data centers separated by distance. In the past, these WAN connections often used technology that required special proprietary hardware. The SD-WAN movement seeks to move more of the network control is moved into the “cloud,” using a software approach.
ZeroOutages technology is unique in that it has intelligent WAN Routing Unlike other SD-WAN solutions, which do not have intelligence built-in to their onsite devices (and must backhaul all of the customers traffic back their remote data centers for all routing and shaping decisions), the ZeroOutages service works by determining the best path for the customers network traffic so that Internet bound traffic goes directly out to the Internet, no backhauling is required, thus our customers have lower latency and faster network connectivity. ZeroOutages fully optimizes network connectivity by selecting the best path for both Internet and cloud-based applications before the traffic even leaves the customers site. Further, all traffic shaping and security policies are applied at edge of the customers network (not at some remote data center). In this hybrid architecture ZeroOutages can also optimize and provide instant failover for hosted applications via its Office to Data Center solutions. ODC improves the performance of hosted applications like Citrix, Remote Desktop and mission critical web applications.