Multiple gateway options, greater flexibility and more reliability with PWAN
IDC predicts the SD-WAN* market will reach $6 billion by 2020. Gartner suggests that 30 per cent of enterprises will have deployed an SD-WAN by 2019.
*software-defined wide area networks
It seems everyone is developing solutions including carriers, software and hardware providers and bandwidth aggregators such as Fusion Broadband.
Potential users have to spend an extraordinary number of hours investigating the huge array of solutions to find the one that is the best fit for their business.
They have to weigh up the cost, the flexibility, performance, redundancies, the quality and reliability, customer service and control.
As of now, there’s only one SD-WAN provider that can offer the broadest solution across each of these categories: Fusion Broadband.
Fusion Broadband’s Private Network (PWAN) or SD-WAN comes out on top in terms of connectivity for businesses with multiple sites who want a private network at a fraction of the price of carrier based MPLS networks and what large ISPs can offer.
Jason Maude, Fusion’s CEO, said most hardware-based vendors do not have gateway options so if one site has an outage or limited capacity there’s nothing they can do. He said Fusion’s solution doesn’t have this limitation because of its multiple gateway feature.
Fusion PWAN provides the flexibility to have different types of PWAN gateways, such as centralised, multiple-site or one site, or even a datacentre. Fusion PWAN can also be configured to coexist with existing MPLS private networks. Through the PWAN portal, users can dynamically change their gateway and even the public IP address they use.
“One of the key benefits of PWAN is its flexibility and ease of use, allowing users to choose how their network behaves and how each site connects to the Internet. Configuration and setup is easy; customers virtually just need to plug it in. Others have a user setup and configure system, which is great if you have an IT department, but not so good if you don’t. Fusion is more of a managed SD-WAN service whilst also giving the customer control if they need it,” Maude said.
“Fusion’s proprietary and proven link aggregation (bonding) technology, node management and routing, allows organisations to build the most flexible private network possible. Fusion PWAN is more capable than MPLS and IPsec systems with options to increase speeds as well as build redundancy at any site by bonding multiple services from several carriers together. Users are not limited to a single carrier as they would be with an MPLS network.
“Bonding isn’t necessary to be part of a PWAN as nodes can be connected to the PWAN network using one connection or for more speed or redundancy, multiple connections.”
Fusion’s PWAN Quality of Service (QoS) system is able to be infinitely customisable per customer. This means that customers can set their QoS settings based on what is important to them, not what the carrier has set as a default. Data to specific hosted applications or their own cloud hosted server can be given higher priority over any other traffic types. Certain data types between sites can be selectively treated. For example, VoIP, RDP, etc. can all be given better classes of service. Users are able to choose the ports, IP addresses and protocol types that are based on their network not pre-set values.
Fusion PWAN can offer significant benefits over and above MPLS and IPSec VPN including customisable bi-directional QoS between sites and the Internet.
Unlike many other providers, Fusion PWAN can aggregate (bond) multiple connections across a mix of carriers at each different site to create the desired bandwidth capacity. And if one carrier fails, there is a seamless instant failover to another connection within 300ms (including 4G devices). Importantly, VoIP phone calls, RDP (remote desktop protocol) sessions, terminal service applications are not disconnected through a failed line event and the same static IP address is maintained.
Fusion’s technology provides data compression to deliver an enhanced speed beyond the physical capacity of the link. Certain data types can be sent up to 400 per cent faster than the link speed allows. This, combined with the aggregation of broadband services can create a robust, fast and redundant connection to user sites.
The Fusion PWAN is managed from an attractive PWAN portal to provide centralised control of each site, instant global port forward changes and multiple Internet gateway options. Changes are effective immediately giving the user superior control over their network.
While it can take weeks (or months) to get operational with a carrier’s solution, Fusion’s PWAN can be provisioned in less than 24 hours.
For more information about Fusion PWAN, visit www.fusionbroadband.com.au/fusion-pwan/
Mr Scaffold selects PWAN
Aluminium scaffold specialist, Mr Scaffold, installed Fusion Broadband’s bandwidth aggregation (broadband bonding) and its PWAN solution earlier this year to help it solve two problems at the same time.
Mark Gerrey, Mr Scaffold’s IT Manager, said the installation not only increased the bandwidth at all its interstate offices and remote sites, it provided the security of a private WAN.
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About Fusion Broadband:
Fusion Broadband provides a unique broadband bonding solution that fuses multiple broadband connections together to make a much faster and more reliable connection. This gives businesses an easy, affordable, broadband bonding service that is ISP independent and delivers high speed data connections with more reliability and stability.
Fusion Broadband has been bonding broadband services for more than six years with products installed in Australia, North America, Asia and Europe. Organisations are now taking advantage of Fusion PWAN, which provides an affordable multi-site private network (SD-WAN) solution with exceptional flexibility, performance and control.
Fusion Broadband has around 90 resellers across Australia, selling and supporting the range of their products. As part of its reseller program and ISP license program, ISP’s or larger MSP’s can license the solution for their own deployment.
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