One of the touted features of many SD-WAN solutions is the ability to aggregate multiple WAN links in an “active-active” configuration. This simply means that all of the connections are “live” and traffic can be routed over any of them simultaneously.
Fact is, most SD-WAN products need active-active configurations to improve the reliability and Quality of Service (QoS) of the WAN. For example, the SD-WAN might route latency-sensitive traffic such as voice over a multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) link, which guarantees QoS, and everything else over a broadband Internet connection. Or it might combine two broadband links to approximate MPLS.
What If You Don’t Want MPLS?
But what if you don’t want to pay the price for MPLS? Or a second broadband link? What if only one connectivity option is available?
InSpeed Networks doesn’t require multiple connections for SD-WAN. It constantly monitors what’s going on in your Internet connection and prioritizes traffic based upon real-time conditions. It optimizes the connectivity you have so you’re not forced to overprovision bandwidth. You get high-quality voice and video and faster cloud application access without the cost and complexity of an active-active configuration. Contact us for a free trial.