11 Jan

Extending your Network with FatPipe’s SD Hybrid WAN Access Diversity

Historically, extending your network redundantly and securely from the LAN to the WAN is a challenge for network managers.  Vulnerable sections of the WAN are at the branches and the last mile, where many network outages and bottlenecks occur.  As companies turn to the cloud for business critical productivity, redundant and secure connections are crucial in extending their networks to remote sites.

FatPipe Offers Versatility and Cost Savings

Over the past 16 years, FatPipe, the original software-defined WAN technology vendor, has provided secure connectivity for the IT industry.  By developing innovative WAN solutions, FatPipe offers options for private and public connections for site-to-site networking. Typically, businesses employ dedicated/expensive MPLS circuits to inter-connect branch offices to data centers.  However, recent quality and availability improvements of broadband and wireless (3G/4G/LTE) services give enterprises more options.  For example, lower cost alternatives augment the reliability of WANs and build in redundancy to enhance the user experience for cloud-hosted applications.  These options make organizations more versatile and cost-effective in connecting branch offices while still relying on dedicated links to send mission-critical data.

Network Redundancy Through Access Diversity

Access diversity can provide link redundancy by introducing a secondary line to your WAN connection.  Public broadband can serve as a low-cost alternative to dedicated Internet and service provider connections. Such alternatives help sites that are locked in at the last mile and have only one ISP option.  Access diversity means enterprises can choose 3G/4G/LTE, satellite, cable or fiber for their secondary lines.

By offering diverse access options, FatPipe helps network managers meet the challenge of extending their networks across the WAN.  Requirements of the enterprise dictate network decisions rather than the restrictions of dedicated MPLS circuits or service provider lock-in.  Network link redundancy, secure connectivity and access diversity effectively address current concerns such as rising costs and security, as well as future worries about growth and complexity. Visit our website at www.fatpipe.com for more information.

01 Dec

Proven SD-WAN for Hybrid Networks is Here Today

The promise of software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) has been touted for several years, but most organizations have yet to adopt the technology: fewer than 1% of enterprises have deployed SD-WANs as of the end of 2015 (Market Guide for Software-Defined WAN, Gartner, Dec 1, 2015). A recent survey of IT professionals by consulting group Ashton, Metzler & Associates (When will SD-WANs ‘cross the chasm’?, Jim Metzler, PhD, TechTarget, 2016) reveals some of the obstacles that prevent greater adoption of SD-WAN in organizations:

  • 25% of respondents are concerned about how to integrate software-defined networks into their current infrastructure
  • 25% of respondents feel there isn’t a strong business case for implementing SD-WAN
  • 25% of respondents believe enabling technologies for SD-WAN are immature

With the introduction of the industry-first Avaya SDN Fx™ + FatPipe® SD-WAN integrated solution, Avaya customers can now expect the simplicity, security and scalability of SDN Fabric Connect in their LANs extended via FatPipe across the entire Unified Communications network or hybrid WAN. This converged solution from two technology innovators addresses the main concerns about implementing a software-defined network:

  • Support for a multitude of connection types and legacy systems – MPLS, broadband, wireless, satellite, T1/E1 and more—allows for cost-effective, in-place implementation that easily integrates with an organization’s network investments
  • Multi-line compression and WAN optimization increase bandwidth availability of existing lines by up to 70%, yielding large cost savings on expensive MPLS lines; and aggregation of a variety of paths presents options for additional cost savings and extra capacity for future growth, thereby strengthening the business case for an SD-WAN deployment
  • With 11 patents and 180 technology claims, FatPipe has been in the SD-WAN business for more than 15 years and has successfully deployed 10,000+ devices world-wide, thereby assuring enterprises that the SD-WAN technology is mature and ready to implement

As connected devices proliferate, data flows continue to expand and security concerns rise. Software-defined networks solve many of the problems that come with the increasing complexity of today’s networks. Legitimate concerns about SD-WAN have hindered wide-spread adoption to date, but the Avaya SDN Fx + FatPipe SD-WAN solution alleviates issues and presents enterprises with options for a next-generation hybrid wide area network. From Datacenter-to-Desktop™, Avaya SDN Fx + FatPipe SD-WAN delivers the benefits of software-defined networking today.