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Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is the next evolution of private networking. It drives sweeping changes to an organization's ability to procure and administer a corporate network. What’s more, SD-WAN allows branch locations to leverage bandwidth intensive applications that were previously restricted to larger hub offices.
SD-WAN uses software to automate the ongoing configuration of edge routers and push traffic over a mix of of private, wireless and broadband network access. At a time when applications within the enterprise are exploding, SD-WAN offers a real network solution for businesses trying to keep up with the impact a highly dynamic application environment has on their network quality of service. No brainer, right? Not so fast. Simply adding the SD WAN software to an existing environment doesn’t remove the complexity of legacy networks.
That’s where CenturyLink SD-WAN is different.
Our SD-WAN combines CenturyLink network design and management expertise with leading software controls and the ubiquity of any connection type or any vendor. The result? Improved flexibility through greater bandwidth that delivers increased visibility into network usage and vastly simplified control.
SD-WAN allows you to:
Cloud and Drive for WAN Efficiencies Power Move to SD-WAN
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A quantum leap in private networking that combines security, everywhere availability and performance optimization over any network type.
SD-WAN should be more than a software toolset. That’s why CenturyLink designed our SD-WAN solution as a prebuilt, infrastructure-aggregating component that sits on top of your network software. It provides zero-touch provisioning, automated configuration and centralized management based on programmable DevOps-ready interfaces and APIs. It gathers everything from a robust management portal to ubiquitous network access from any provider into a complete solution.
CenturyLink SD-WAN also solves the complexity of managing and supporting WAN for remote locations while decreasing provisioning times and increasing branch availability. With it, you can effectively manage policies and analyze performance while CenturyLink handles everything else.
When you implement our SD-WAN solution, CenturyLink will:
CenturyLink SD-WAN lays the cornerstone for robust, repeatable and cost effective network access, which helps your business respond efficiently to:
Internet of Things
Soon, connected devices will outnumber human users of the Internet, which means that business will likely need to deploy a variety of access methods from broadband to wireless.
Site based Applications & Shadow IT
As groups within your business deploy new applications and capabilities, bandwidth accessibility becomes a critical piece of ensuring performance criteria is not impacted.
US Businesses with International Footprints
With remote locations where Internet is available, but MPLS services are cost prohibitive because of the backhaul required.
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Make Any Network Instantly Better
CenturyLink SD-WAN gives you scalable interconnectivity with simplified administration and more control.
Our SD-WAN service includes a simple performance dashboard that allows you to set policy and analyze performance across your entire network. Segment and push policies directly to any site, conduct BGP route reflection and collect event information on any combination of broadband, LTE or MPLS—all without having to touch your network or manage more than you want.
SD-WAN Package Options
Both PRIVATE and PREMIUM SD-WAN packages include the following extras:
Plug and Play Solutions for Every Site
Flexible Provisioning & Management
CenturyLink can provision and manage all connectivity, including broadband, or customer can supply their own connection.
Routing & App Sharing
Gateways between MPLS and SD-WAN allow routing and application sharing by sites connected under virtually any method. Because CenturyLink is an MPLS provider, we understand the challenges of migrating to newer technologies and how to make “dual environments” work.
Customer Admin Options
Co-management allows full customer control, if desired. This includes the ability to assign different administrator levels or allow company divisions to manage their own portion of the corporate infrastructure.
Detailed analytics standard with all packages.
Ongoing performance tuning to help ensure that applications work as expected.
All Private packages include:
Includes all Private package features as well as:
(Some speeds may not be available in your area.)
Versa Networks is the software technology that enables CenturyLink to build a private network over any type of connectivity. Versa also acts as a management and analytics platform that allows customers to define and manage their networks in real time.
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