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Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)

Redefining networking for a cloud-centric world

Your network should be agile, efficient and reliable.
Managing it should be easy.

SD-WAN Chalk Talk

In today’s complex and hybrid world, it’s time to rethink the wide-area network that connects it all.

Managing application performance on an enterprise WAN used to be much simpler.  Most applications were housed on-premises and enterprises were connected with a single managed network.  But new technologies are changing the nature of the business landscape.

  1. More apps are going to the cloud, requiring management of both on premises and cloud apps.
  2. Bandwidth intensive applications like video and interactive collaboration are driving an insatiable demand for more and more bandwidth.
  3. Modern applications are encrypted, making them difficult to identify, classify and treat with priorities.

Creating a hybrid WAN architecture at remote sites that blends traditional MPLS with other connectivity options, such as Internet/Broadband, 4G/LTE, Satellite, or even Fiber, has the potential of reducing the total cost of bandwidth while reducing latency to SaaS applications.  But the result is a complex, fragile, insecure network that too costly to manage with traditional approaches to branch routing.

It’s time for a new WAN architecture.

Riverbed SD-WAN - Fast & Agile Application Delivery for the Hybrid Enterprise

  • Software-defined.  Business-defined.
  • Optimized & secure.  Hybrid by design.
  • End-to-end visibility. On-premises & in the cloud.
  • Apps that simply work.TM

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  • Agility

    Quickly respond to the needs of your business with application-centric, business intent-based policies that are centrally managed and applied network-wide across all remote locations.

  • Reduced Costs

    Maximize the use of redundant and lower cost connectivity options with zero-touch provisioning & centralized management to reduce the cost of deploying and maintaining a hybrid WAN architecture.

  • Security

    Leverage secure transport network services & integrated firewall capabilities to ensure the secure delivery of all applications across your hybrid enterprise.  Securely identify and manage the performance of today’s modern and encrypted applications running over SSL, TLS and HTTPS.

  • Reliability

    Create a highly available WAN architecture that virtualizes and dynamically leverages multiple links at remote locations.  Retain end-to-end visibility of network performance and end-user experience for troubleshooting and problem resolution.

  • Performance

    Deliver superior application performance to your business with the industry-leading WAN optimization solution from Riverbed.

Watch Gartner’s Andrew Lerner and Riverbed’s Hansang Bae discuss the business challenges SD-WAN solves and how Riverbed SteelConnect offers a next-generation, software-defined networking solution.


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Migration Assessment: Transform Your WAN with Confidence
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