Software Defined Network
Marston’s Telecoms SD-WAN allows our customers to move away or add to their existing traditional wide area network like MPLS and use connectivity from multiple service providers, including us, to build one software defined network. This gives the appearance of a single network with all the visibility and control that you would expect from one single service provider.
Our SD-WAN service provides a secure, encrypted software-based method of linking together your multiple sites for intelligent, scalable, resilient routing of user traffic. This is all controlled from a single management portal.
In turn, the managed SD-WAN service can be designed to prioritise your real-time applications (UC, Video etc), critical business systems and revenue generating traffic across the SD-WAN. This provides the ability to monitor, measure and further tune the traffic with the service tools or by adding additional low cost circuits where bandwidth may be required, at any pinch points across your organisation.
Marston’s Telecoms managed SD-WAN service can also bond the bandwidth of multiple internet connections at a single branch to appear as one virtual connection providing the speed and reliability of leased lines at the cost of regular broadband internet connections. These multiple connections can also be provided by 4G LTE giving further resilience, additional fulltime or ad hoc bandwidth when required by your business.
Where SD-WAN sits?
High quality, reliable internet bandwidth is a vital requirement to support your user’s access to business-critical cloud hosted applications, including VoIP (voice), Video, POS, CRM, Office 365 and many more. It is equally important to have fast and reliable network access to your internal network infrastructure and be assured that the user experience is good, regardless of where they are working.
This is where Marston’s Telecoms managed SD-WAN service can help. Not just by adding additional security to your business applications but to connect users to applications via the most cost-effective source of connectivity available, regardless of the service provider or where your users are located.
We then design traffic flows according to your business needs and can dynamically add to areas of your network where additional connectivity is considered essential. In some cases it can be reduced following monitoring and reporting from the SD-WAN platform.
How does SD-WAN work?
Traffic forwarded to your network goes through our SD-WAN server that distributes the data amongst the individual connections (legs) in the bond. At your network sites, the traffic is recombined into the original data stream by a small device connected to the branch’s existing firewall or router.