Businesses are increasingly adopting SD-WAN for its ability to simplify network management, improve application performance, reduce costs, and increase agility. SD-WAN – Software-Defined Wide Area Network – can be used to enhance your business infrastructure, whether you’re in an urban setting or a remote area, to get the resiliency and bandwidth prioritization you need.
The Use of SD-WAN Solutions and How iTel Applies SD-WAN
SD-WAN operates on multiple levels of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model — a conceptual framework that provides a visual description of networking systems in a seven-layer model. With SD-WAN, businesses can create any kind of network on top of any type of circuit – and no two SD-WAN solutions are the same.
At iTel, our SD-WAN offerings provide different benefits to businesses depending on the need. We have SD-WAN solutions that bond ADSL and cable connections to create “bigger pipes” for any high bandwidth single session traffic. SD-WAN can also:
- Create layer 2 tunnels
- Extend Ethernet networks
- Create an instantaneous, carrier-agnostic failover solution
- Conduct application awareness
- Prioritize traffic to CRM or other priority applications over the general internet
iTel SD-WAN can include solutions that create layer 2 tunnels or layer 3 aggregate connections. Additional solutions are available that use layers 4-7 and are both application and user-aware.
Using iTel SD-WAN to mesh connection mediums
SD-WAN helps our customers increase resiliency, introduce carrier redundancy, and create additional bandwidth. The process includes combining different mediums and providers into a single circuit with a single static subnet. This eliminates the need for any additional equipment to do the balancing on the client’s end. iTel then does the bonding and balancing of those circuits.
Enabling flexibility and scalability in the field
Aecon Construction, a global construction company that manages large projects such as dams, often finds themselves working in rural locations. The nature of these projects means that multi-year contracts for bandwidth don’t make sense, but shorter contracts for the capacity they need can be inhibiting in other ways.
Working with iTel, they implemented an SD-WAN solution to bond up to five different LTE connections in order to create the bandwidth capacity they need. The resulting big pool of data is used when – and where – it’s needed.
Ready for SD-WAN?
If you’re ready to integrate SD-WAN into your business infrastructure and leverage its benefits, reach out to us at iTel. Our team of knowledgeable experts will ensure that you get a customized solution for your telecommunications infrastructure. Contact us today to get more information or to get started.