SD-WAN and WAN/MPLS
At StrataCore, we help you determine the best fit for your network according to your geographic locations, size of the network required and the capacity needed at each site. We represent hundreds of network providers and each varies greatly in terms of coverage, capacity and service level.
Because service providers frequently buy circuits from each other to complete large SD-WAN and MPLS networks, identifying the underlying service provider is critical. Whether it’s 3 sites or 300, we have access to the service providers’ on-net building lists and fiber maps, which gives us the ability to identify those providers best positioned to meet your connectivity needs.
SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network)
is changing the way IT organizations think about connecting multiple locations together. By using inexpensive broadband internet access circuits while incorporating smart routing, WAN optimization, security and enhanced cloud connectivity, SD-WAN is able to deliver enterprise capabilities at a significant cost savings.
Our SD-WAN portfolio and toolset will guide you in evaluating critical capabilities and providing performance insight on market leading providers. Our vast SD-WAN experience will help you select the right options in this exploding market.
WAN (Wide Area Network)
is a computer network that covers a broad area and its communication links can traverse across metropolitan, regional or national boundaries. Protocols such as Packet over SONET/SDH, ATM and Frame Relay can be used for the delivery of circuits that are used in WANs. SD-WAN and MPLS are the newest, most capable technologies being used to deliver WAN services today.
MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching)
is a mechanism in high-performance telecommunications networks which directs and carries data from one network node to the next. It belongs to the family of packet-switched networks and is a highly scalable, protocol agnostic, data-carrying solution. Data packets are assigned a label and the content of the label alone influences packet forwarding decisions so there is no need to examine the packets themselves.
MPLS was designed to allow users to create end-to-end circuits across any type of transport medium using any technology. This technique reduced the dependence on Data-Link Layer technology in particular such as ATM, frame relay, SONET or Ethernet and made it an attractive alternative service.