SD-WAN A Quick Guide 

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Do you ever worry that slow internet will hold you back? We all do! Much like with traffic jams, when the internet becomes saturated with too many users downloading too many things, or using up too much bandwidth, moving from one place to another becomes impossible and hence you are now stuck. Being unable to navigate fast has become more than just a mild annoyance with so many businesses depending on the internet for daily functioning. 

Furthermore, nowadays lots of small and large businesses operate in multiple geographic locations, and need to keep all their employees, clients, and vendors connected through a single network. So, can you get all this in a single package?

What is SD-WAN? 

SD WAN stands for software defined wide area network and what it does is it creates a way for companies to install and manage a hybrid and/or private networks that can be deployed anywhere. In other words, SD WAN uses overlay tunnels (which are often encrypted) to carry data through a wide area network. This type of connection also ensures that you will have close to no downtime when navigating.  

To get down to terms, software-defined wide-area networking (SDN) is a particular application of SDN technology used for WAN connections. 

So, What Can SD-WAN Do for My Business? 

Well, to begin with, because SD WAN takes the technology of traditional hardware and transforms it into pure software, it makes your network faster, less expensive and more flexible. This allows it to give priority to mission critical applications at any given time.  

Because it automatically measures the quality of multiple network paths and creates a combined path, you get a faster network with almost no downtime. Furthermore, it requires less physical equipment and is very easy to install, which is one more thing you can take off your plate. 

Is a Vendor Neutral Technology Advisor Needed? 

Like with any supplier, choosing what will work best for you and your internet needs can be a daunting task. However, you don’t have to do it alone! Getting a vendor-neutral technology advisor on board can help you keep the decision-making stress to a minimum, by having someone carefully do research to find the supplier that best fits your needs. 

Having this advice also means that you have access to multiple pre-qualified suppliers, and that you can thoroughly get their information without feeling pressured to sign any contracts. And last but not least, you’ll get quality customer support throughout your use of the service you end up choosing. 

Ready for SD WAN? 

Alright, so we’ve got the basics down, ready to get started on your SD WAN journey. At GreenStar Solutions we have developed strategic partnerships with over 100 providers in the U.S to give you as many options for your business as possible. By working with us as opposed to working directly with a service provider, you will get a neutral, highly invested advisor who will assist you in finding an optimal solution for your business. At GreenStar Solutions, we have a dedicated team of experts that will: 

  • Determine the optimal solution for your business 
  • Do the necessary research for you 
  • Negotiate contracts 
  • Stay on to handle all customer service and escalations 
  • Thoroughly learn your business inside and out to become an integrated part of your business solutions.  

Get to know more about the benefits that SD WAN can offer to your business. At GreenStar Solutions we’ll be there for you through any doubts or questions that you may have. If you would like more information about SD WAN, our services or both, give us a call and we’ll be happy to guide you to the start line.  

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