Lavelle Networks SD-WAN
MPLS Alternative

Upgrade MPLS Networks to Cloud Ready WAN

Overview

The legacy enterprise WAN was built for an era where applications were all hosted in one, or at most two data centers
of the enterprise. The network connected all of the locations to the data center. We live in a world today where,
a typical enterprise consumes a combination of applications that are hosted in its data center and in the public cloud like
Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, or simply as a software as a service (SaaS) that can be hosted anywhere in the world.

The legacy WAN is an anomaly in the world of cloud driven enterprise infrastructure

WAN does not
recognize your
SaaS

Branches exploading
in numbers but are
waiting on the WAN

WAN is a large
source for Cloud
policy breaches

WAN costs are not
inline with order
costs on cloud

The compute and the storage costs, have significantly reduced by moving to a pay as much you consume model.
The WAN that connects the enterprise locations and the users in them to the applications, has been stuck in the old world.
The legacy WAN was built for a world of client-server applications. While most of the applications have moved
to the cloud, the cloud itself has become a center piece of the policy breaches that enterprise encounters today.
The legacy WAN was not built to seamlessly extend it to the cloud, allowing the enterprise IT to extend the same policies
that they have enforced on physical locations, be it branch offices or data center, to the virtual world in the cloud.

Why SD-WAN?

Enterprise expects its WAN to enable high speed consumption of applications, irrespective of where those applications are
and from where those applications are accessed. With the adoption of SaaS and Cloud growing at a rapid pace,
Enterprise requires more internet bandwidth rather than bandwidth to its data centers.

It requires high quality bandwidth at each location without the hassles of feasibility at those locations.
It requires a SD-WAN that can mix the legacy world of MPLS that connected its locations to its data centers with
internet at each location.

Controlled and rapid access to
applications deployed in a hybrid
cloud or simply consumed as SaaS

High quality bandwidth at each
location without the hassles of
feasibility

More internet bandwidth to the
private data center

Uniform policies & governance
across private and public cloud
assets

The enterprise needs to create a uniform network from multiple of types of bandwidth - private bandwidth in the form of
a MPLS circuit or internet bandwidth, from any service provider.The enterprise IT also needs to enable uniform
policies and governance across all physical and virtual locations, creating a SD-WAN that complies to the
standards and policies.

Benefits

It empowers the enterprise with the ability to increase the network bandwidth at a location or across locations
without having to go through the hassles of feasibility or the wait till the existing service provider increases the provisioned
capacity at a location. It enables the enterprise to use locally available bandwidth from multiple service providers –
giving it the leverage to use the best quality bandwidth at the lowest possible cost.

MPLS Replacement

Lavelle Networks SD-WAN is an effective replacement for MPLS circuits. It provides a cost effective way for an enterprise
to gradually migrate their WAN to an internet based WAN without having to rip and replace the existing MPLS based WAN.

While the enterprise can choose to implement a native SD-WAN without any MPLS, it becomes a tedious process for the
enterprise to close the existing multi-year contracts for a MPLS WAN with service providers. Also, enterprises
may have several thousands of locations that are already connected on a MPLS based WAN and may choose to
try SD-WAN at a select set of locations to begin with.

Lavelle Networks SD-WAN allows the enterprise the feasibility of terminating MPLS
circuits along with an internet link to create a truly hybrid network. The solution also allows
deployment of the SD-WAN at a select set of locations initially while the remaining
locations remain on an existing MPLS based WAN.

Deployment

Lavelle Networks SD-WAN takes the simplicity of WAN deployment with SD-WAN to the next level.

The deployment options allow an enterprise to consume the network just like compute or storage in the
public cloud, as a service. In this model, the network subscription covers the software with the
CloudStation SD-WAN controller running as a multi-tenant instance in the cloud.

The enterprise can also choose to use a single tenant instance with the controller running on a public cloud.
enterprises with a large private data center that are at the cusp of cloud adoption can opt to deploy the
CloudStation controller as a virtual or a physical appliance in the data center.

  • Multi-tenant SD-WAN controller

  • Deployed in the enterprise private data
    center (VMware, OpenStack, Azure Stack**.
    Nutanix Prism**)

  • Single-tenant SD-WAN controller

  • Deployed in public cloud (AWS or Microsoft
    Azure) for managed services

Lavelle Networks SD-WAN Solution Suite

Know which Solution works best for your business network

CloudStation Business

Get SD-WAN offered as Network as
a Service, policy based internet
network traffic steering for remote
breakout, Advanced WAN Services
ticket based network administration
and more

CloudStation Pro

SD-WAN offered as NaaS on
customer premise/cloud,
requirement based expandable
storage, role-based network
administration, DC/DR across
geography or Hybrid Cloud
and more

CloudStation Provider

Provision multiple tenants, get
advanced network monitoring, High
Availability and advanced WAN
services, 3rd party integration,
advanced reporting
and more