SD-WAN

Big data is flooding the marketplace. Most organizations are leveraging massive amounts of public internet to stay connected to their critical applications and remote branch locations and to communicate with their customers. In fact, so much data is being consumed that many organizations need to have more than two public access links to accommodate their traffic needs.

The question is, how do these organizations modernize the way these links are managed, while making sure bandwidth is fully optimized for the critical applications and analyzed in real-time? The answer: NHC SD-WAN.

Big data is flooding the marketplace. Most organizations are leveraging massive amounts of public internet to stay connected to their critical applications and remote branch locations and to communicate with their customers. In fact, so much data is being consumed that many organizations need to have more than two public access links to accommodate their traffic needs.

The question is, how do these organizations modernize the way these links are managed, while making sure bandwidth is fully optimized for the critical applications and analyzed in real-time? The answer: NHC SD-WAN.

NHC SD-WAN will put all your bandwidth to work for you and your applications. Our SD-WAN approach is truly cloud-centric. This means it not only provides a variety of edge management capabilities that make sense, but it also creates a cloud onramp for any organization that hasn’t yet gone completely into the cloud.

What is SD-WAN?

Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is a technology that leverages time-tested software-defined networking principles to dictate where different traffic types go for what purposes, while operating over any underlay network. From an edge appliance, SD-WAN creates an overlay network of private tunnels to cloud gateways which serves as the core network function for the WAN. Application traffic (voice, data, and other critical real-time applications), as well as cloud applications and hosted traffic all flow through the tunnels to the gateway and off to their destinations. SD-WAN establishes and maintains these tunnels over all available network access links dynamically, which essentially means your traffic is always going to get to where it needs to go (and back).

Benefits of NHC SD-WAN

Underlay Network Agnostic

Any network, anywhere in the country. Buy ours, bring your own, or both.

Cloud-Native for a Cloud World

NHC SD-WAN is built in the cloud for the cloud. Our gateways egress to cloud application hosts such as AWS and MS Azure, ensuring your cloud applications remain secure and in the cloud.

Centralized Orchestration

Our orchestration plane centrally manages configuration and real-time network monitoring for the entire enterprise while managing the data flow through the SD-WAN overlay network.

Sophisticated WAN Edge Appliance

Our WAN edge appliance is lightweight, thin, yet rackable, and requires zero touch from your organization as it’s provisioned from the cloud. Virtual Network Function (VNF) firewall is supported and managed from the cloud, too.

Stack Your Bandwidth

Any network connection, from any network, anywhere. Transform your individual inexpensive broadband links and put them to work as one BIG connection. Say goodbye to critical application downtime.

Key Features of NHC SD-WAN:

Dynamic Multi-Path Optimization (DMPO)

100% cloud-delivered and cloud-based

Various deployment models: cloud internet-only, cloud hybrid, on-premise hybrid

Zero-touch operations for automatic authentication and configuration

Intelligent routing w/support for BGP and OSPF

Simple and secure VPN

Segmentation to isolate different traffic types

Highlights Include:

Automated Bandwidth Discovery

Every edge appliance establishes DMPO tunnels with the gateway(s) and runs continuous bandwidth testing between the edge and the gateway. This allows the SD-WAN system to know which link is performing the best in order to send critical applications across the optimal link and dynamically switch between links when those conditions change. 

Continuous Path Monitoring

This function monitors each packet of data for performance. This allows the SD-WAN technology to decide which packet will travel over which link to get to where it needs to go once reassembled by the gateway.

Application-Aware Per-Packet Steering

Business policy-based per-packet steering behavior for more than 2,500 applications, out of the box. There is no need to assign a policy to achieve application-aware prioritization, but you may at anytime modify or create new policies.

Explore the Full Communications Stack

Network

Your connectivity is the core of your business. Our Stack leverages various transport mechanisms for high quality, fast bandwidth, anywhere.

Overlay

This is the fun part. With solid access and management layers behind you, you get cloud-centric communications tools to collaborate like a modern enterprise should.

Manage

We deliver transparent network management with proactive notification, visibility, and SD-everything architecture to easily manage multiple networks.

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Explore the Full Communications Stack

Network

Your connectivity is the core of your business. Our Stack leverages various transport mechanisms for high quality, fast bandwidth, anywhere.

Overlay

This is the fun part. With solid access and management layers behind you, you get cloud-centric communications tools to collaborate like a modern enterprise should.

Manage

We deliver transparent network management with proactive notification, visibility, and SD-everything architecture to easily manage multiple networks.