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SD-WAN takes advantage of the 100x MPLS/Internet price gap

By Andy Gottlieb, co-founder, Talari Networks | Aug. 15, 2016
You can bridge that chasm without worrying about the downsides of inferior Internet reliability and predictability

This means that at colo facilities, the price/bit benefits are typically in the 10x – 50x range.  This order-of-magnitude advantage is substantial, and can be important when large amounts of bandwidth are needed to aggregate connectivity from a large number of branch sites.

While relatively few enterprises have moved data centers to such colocation facilities to-date, those planning to retain centralized network security or migrate to more SaaS and hybrid/public cloud computing, would do well to evaluate such options.  Besides offering substantial benefits in terms of bandwidth availability and cost/bit, you can also improve application performance and performance predictability for cloud-based apps.

In the pre-2014 era of thin MPLS pipes at the branch, the approximately 2x effective price/bit benefits of WAN optimization technologies was a pretty big deal. Today, however, failsafe SD-WANs allow enterprises to take advantage of the enormous bandwidth and the 100x price/bit benefit offered by public Internet connectivity.

Talari Networks, the trusted SD-WAN technology market leader, engineers the internet and branch for maximum business impact by designing fail-safe WANs that deliver superior business-critical application reliability and resiliency, while unlocking the simplification and cost reduction benefits of branch consolidation


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