Application Aware Network

More and more businesses are turning to the cloud to run parts of their business – from their phone system to their back office type systems to everything in between. And many of these services are managed services, offloading and optimizing IT resources.

Many of these services run in different public networks, a hodge-podge of whatever the particular service uses, and run on any device. This puts stress on the networks as bottlenecks could occur. I’m sure we’ve all experienced this in our work-from-home experiences using video meetings – sometimes, the video is a bit “wonky” for brief periods. This can happen in business connections as well. As such, the networks businesses use to deliver workloads to their employees need to be responsive, or adaptive, to the applications running on them.

This is one of the benefits of using SD-WAN. An SD-WAN solution has intelligence that can define traffic routes and priority based on the application need and, as such, can inherently find the best route for the traffic. There’s a lot more to it than a single sentence, though, as SD-WAN is complex.

In fact, according to a 2021 Frost and Sullivan SD-WAN survey of North American-based network services decision-makers, 64% said they prefer a fully managed SD-WAN service, and 16% said they like a co-managed approach precisely because of the complexity of setting it up and running it. See what Sangoma has to offer with managed SD-WAN.

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