Beyond the grey cells of our Chief Product Architects, there are a few other components that go into the making of a most scalable SD-WAN solution. Let’s take a deeper look at each one of them.
Hosting Options: The Management/Orchestration and Control plane components can be deployed on-premise or hosted in the cloud. The cloud-hosted option is famous among our customers. This option makes a lot of sense as it speeds up deployments, does not cost any additional infrastructure cost and saves on-prem resources. CloudStation Insights, in particular, can be resource hungry. In case your enterprise does not trust everything cloudy or have strict security policies, you may go with on-premise deployment options.
CloudStation Controller: CloudStation NETWORK CONTROLLER appliance suite of physical, virtual and cloud instances which provide the wonderful magic of next-generation SDN architecture, intent-driven policies, modern dashboards, network segmentation tools.
CloudStation Insights: CloudStation NETWORK ANALYTICS appliance suite of physical, virtual and cloud instances that power the advanced network flow analysis that fuels our industry-leading dynamic path selection, automated performance characterization using Network Scores, split-second visualization of Top Network usage by user, flows or applications.
Hosting Options: Just like their counterparts from Control world, our Data plane warriors are quite adaptable! We can deploy it on tailored hardware, Hypervisor platform (ESXi/KVM) or on a public cloud. For further details on hosting specifications refer datasheet.
CloudPort Gateway: All SD-WAN edge locations need to be aggregated and connected in an interoperable manner to your data center or cloud networks. Our Gateway appliances help you do just that with their powerful hardware and software capabilities to handle thousands of VPN tunnels, large BGP or OSPF network aggregation and peering, advanced high availability architectures, all of this to ensure that your SD-WAN edge/branches have the best network connection to your applications.
CloudPort Edge: Our WAN/Edge appliance available in physical form factor or as an “any cloud provider ready” virtual appliance. It allows you to use multiple forms of network links (4G to Fiber to V.35 serial) to connect your users to your applications. It interoperates with your existing branch or edge routers or firewalls to help a smooth transformation to SD-WAN. A 100% zero-touch provisioning algorithm, an authenticated on-site web interface, and a mature LAN/WiFi feature set ensures that the only network devices in your branch are the CloudPort.
Watch this space for further details on how these components interact to deliver the most scalable SD-WAN solution…