Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) offers increased network capacity, improved traffic reliability, and delivers a higher quality of experience while lowering costs. The Oracle SD-WAN Edge secures and consolidates communications infrastructure to flexibly deploy and deliver applications and services, without sacrificing availability or performance. With the explosive growth in real time applications, distributed workforces and cloud computing, a company’s productivity and customer responsiveness have never been more dependent on the network infrastructure. Organizations are focusing on their Wide Area Networks (WANs) and the cloud to ensure:
- bandwidth to support the increased network demand
- predictable reliability for continuous application availability
- performance for a premium Quality of Experience (QoE)
The cloud is rapidly changing demands on enterprise IT legacy resources. The traditional WAN deployment of the last decade – Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) circuits augmented by separate WAN Optimization (WAN-OP) and firewall equipment – no longer offer enterprise IT the necessary requirements for cost savings, flexibility, bandwidth, manageability and streamlined cloud connectivity. The Oracle SD-WAN Edge offers organizations the unique combination of availability, performance and reliability, yielding a highly resilient remote site with platinum QoE.
Oracle SD-WAN is built on a comprehensive portfolio of physical and virtual appliances and includes both a controller and a centralized orchestration and analytics platform. Customers can determine whether the solution is deployed at the physical edge, the virtual edge, or in the cloud.
- Easy to use Centralized Orchestration
- Load balance across aggregated bandwidth
- Seamless interoperability between expensive MPLS connections and inexpensive commodity Internet
- Highly scalable for branch office deployments or cloud connections
- Increased resiliency and reliability
- Superior Quality of Experience
- Maintain high network availability
- Continuous uptime for mission critical applications
- Reduce WAN legacy costs
- Fast, Simple Deployment
- Built-in Security protecting IT infrastructure, services, and applications
- Increase Bandwidth performance
- Microsoft Virtual WAN compliant
- Oracle SD-WAN Aware
- Oracle SD-WAN Platforms
- Oracle Communications Enterprise Session Border Controller
- Oracle Communications Enterprise Operations Monitor
IT managers frequently encounter interoperability problems when connecting on-premise systems to each other and to cloud communications services. These problems can reduce network agility and reliability, delay projects, increase costs and put investments at risk of obsolescence.
The Oracle SD-WAN Edge capabilities allow a tech-savvy central IT team to preconfigure the SD-WAN appliance, which can then be factory shipped directly to a branch or remote location. At the remote location, a non-technical individual may unbox, plug in and power up the device to get connected to the SDWAN. Also, the Oracle SD-WAN Edge provides Configuration Templates to ensures that ongoing configuration and management of the appliance is a breeze.
The Network Control Node (NCN) is the Management/Orchestration point for the Oracle SD-WAN Edge. Beyond being the central point for SD- WAN and services configuration, the NCN establishes dynamic connections between client appliances. The NCN can be located on- premises or in the cloud with all Oracle SD-WAN Appliances.
Oracle SD-WAN Edge connects disparate IP networks detecting and overcoming latency, jitter, congestion, and loss, while increasing capacity, reliability, and security.
Impairments and failures can occur anywhere in a communications network that are difficult to detect, isolate, and repair. The Oracle SD- WAN Edge includes a complete set of carrier-grade routing and survivability features that ensure business continuity in the face of network failures and impairments. The Oracle SD-WAN Edge is a hybrid WAN that interconnects with dedicated MPLS circuits plus public Internet connections to build a WAN infrastructure. Regardless of the underlying network, the Oracle SD-WAN Edge monitors and tracks WAN Oracle SD-WAN Edge Datasheet| Copyright © 2020, Oracle and/or its affiliates performance for Quality of Service (QoS) that includes bandwidth reservation and real-time best path selection to create a reliable, high- performance WAN.
With support for popular Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocols, the Oracle SD-WAN Edge lowers costs and network complexity by eliminating the need to maintain multiple branch devices. Beyond router protocol support, services such as WAN Optimization, DHCP Server and Relay, and Network Address Translation (NAT) are also available. When combined, these capabilities further reduce the need for additional branch hardware including legacy routers or WAN Optimization Controllers.