SD-WAN

Intelligent WAN

Flexible. Scalable. Global.

Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is a new approach to network connectivity that offers intelligent, automated, and a scalable approach to multi-site network deployments.

SD-WAN allows you to augment multiple and potentially lower-cost to MPLS circuits, to form an intelligent Software Defined Wide Area Network, whether this is domestic or international.

SD-WAN hardware appliances are configured at each site with rules that specify where your traffic routes, and what to do in the event of degradation in service or outages in your various services.

Realtime monitoring and alerting can advise you the moment incidents are detected, and where multiple connections are available at each site, traffic can automatically re-route around problems.

Giganet partners with Cisco Meraki and their range of MX SD-WAN hardware appliances.

Cisco Meraki's Auto VPN technology forms the basis of their SD-WAN solution, with automatic secure and encrypted tunnels created between appliances ensuring traffic is protected and resilient at all times.

SD-WAN vs MPLS (PWANs)

What's the difference between these similar WAN technologies?

SD-WAN's networking cousin is MPLS or PWANs.
Whereas with MPLS, the various connectivity services such as broadband and leased line connections are all fully managed into the ISP's core network, with SD-WAN you can select a mixture of different ISPs, access technologies and SLAs. SD-WAN does not lock you into the single ISP for your inter-site connectivity.

Hybrid SD-WAN MPLS Networks

Giganet can assist organisations with Hybrid SD-WAN MPLS Networks where a combination of fully managed MPLS connectivity forms part of the Wide Area Network, where international and harder to reach destinations are linked into the MPLS using SD-WAN appliances.

This approach offers the best value for money, speed of deployment, managed service, and flexibility.