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What is SD-WAN

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is an advanced approach to network connectivity that seeks to enhance the efficiency and performance of wide-area networks (WANs). It involves using software-defined networking (SDN) technology to manage and optimize network traffic. This is achieved through features such as overlay tunnels that are typically encrypted for secure communication within an organization. SD-WAN technology offers a more dynamic, flexible, and cost-effective way to manage network resources compared to traditional WANs.

The core concept of SD-WAN revolves around separating the networking hardware from its control mechanism. This allows for more streamlined network management and operation, akin to how virtualization technology improves data center management​. SD-WANs shift the way WANs are designed and managed, offering enhanced performance, cost-efficiency, simplicity, flexibility, and security compared to traditional WANs. This makes it an increasingly popular choice for businesses looking to modernize their network infrastructure. 

What are the Benefits of SD-WAN

SD-WAN offers numerous benefits for modern network management, including enhanced performance and significant cost savings. It prioritizes critical applications, ensuring optimal bandwidth allocation and improved network reliability, while reducing operational costs through the use of more affordable internet connections. Additionally, SD-WAN supports a variety of connection types, such as MPLS, fiber optics, and wireless technologies like 4G, LTE, and 5G, enhancing its adaptability. Its dynamic path selection feature optimizes traffic routing for efficiency and resilience. Furthermore, SD-WAN simplifies network management through its software-centric approach, allowing for easy configuration, automation of policy-based management, and improved network visibility and control. This comprehensive set of advantages makes SD-WAN an attractive solution for businesses seeking efficient and robust network infrastructure.

How Tie National Can Help Your Company with SD-WAN

SD-WAN is a transformative solution when it comes to network technology, offering unparalleled benefits in terms of performance, cost-efficiency, and management simplicity. However, understanding and implementing this technology can be a complex endeavor. This is where Tie National steps in as your ideal partner. With our expertise in SD-WAN solutions, we will help your business harness the full potential of this innovative technology. We encourage you to explore our website, where you’ll find insights and tailored services that can propel your network infrastructure into the future. Don’t let the complexities of modern networking hold you back. Visit Tie National today and discover how we can guide your company towards a more efficient, secure, and high-performing network with SD-WAN. 

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Michael R. Durante

Michael Durante spent his teenage years into his early 20s climbing the ladder in a branch of a successful banking firm, starting as a teller and ending as a Sr. Branch Manager within 6 years. In 2003, he left the banking world to join his father and create TIE National, a telecom company 60 years in the making. Together, they grew the company from a two-man operation solely working on telephones to a multi-million dollar international business with employees in over a dozen states, covering everything from phone systems to cloud products and computer systems. You can find Michael on LinkedIn.