What Do SD-Wan Service Providers Do?
The team at Cloud E Systems are passionate about all things IT, but we know it’s not for everyone. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping our clients understand all the services we recommend and/or provide for them and how they can help their businesses. SD-WAN service providers are one of the more complex concepts to wrap your head around, so our friendly team from Perth have written a helpful guide to explain what it is and what it can do for you.
Terms to know:
- WAN stands for wide area network. A WAN lets businesses extend their computer networks over long distances to deliver necessary applications/services to remote branch locations and connect them to other sites and/or your business’ data centres.
- SD-WAN stands for software-defined wide area network. SD-WAN service providers simplify the management and operation of a WAN by allowing it to work while separated from its control mechanism’s hardware, providing a sort of virtual version of the control mechanism hardware instead.
How Perth’s SD-WAN providers can help your business
When companies stretch their networks across vast distances and even multiple carriers’ networks, they may encounter operational challenges that negatively impact business functions and the user experience, as well as increase costs (network congestion, service outages, etc.). These obstacles can be exacerbated by the fact that many of today’s commonplace functions of technology such as streaming media and conducting video conference calls require low latency and high bandwidth, which can be costly and difficult to achieve with a standard WAN.
SD-WAN service providers can help address these problems by enhancing or replacing traditional WAN routers with SD-WAN products, which allow routing changes to be made at the software level rather than directly at the router. In addition to reducing router costs, this also grants much more flexibility and control, improves security, and increases the overall service quality on both the business’ and customers’ ends.
Take the hassle out of SD-WAN service providers with Perth’s best IT consultants
If you need help figuring out your business’ IT needs, Cloud E Systems are here to help! Our certified engineers have over 13 years of industry experience in everything from SD-WAN service providers to Cisco Meraki solutions. Feel free to complete our online enquiry form, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1300 509 947 today!