Virtualization is becoming an increasingly powerful IT solution for combining multiple, dissimilar network and security functions into a single platform and architecture that is easily consumed and software-defined.

From the IT perspective within the data center, we see the pairing of distinct capabilities, and the combining of relationships between various IT infrastructure resources. Virtualization and cloud computing have had an overwhelming influence on data center infrastructure and operations.

Virtualized IT environments, with programmable execution of compute, storage and network resources, reduce branch IT footprint and help ensure enterprise workloads receive the resources they need to perform properly, no matter where they are located.

An Integrated Virtual Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Just as interesting is the impact of SD-WAN, that enables the network edge to advance with the data center and cloud as part of an integrated whole. Rather than disparate legacy technologies that are expensive, rigid, complex and difficult to manage, SD-WAN enables businesses to have cost-efficient, software-defined, and automated control over networks and applications.

As a platform for deploying virtual network services, SD-WAN enables the acceleration and optimization of the application delivery infrastructure, and provides greater control over voice, video and data applications. Business policies are used to align network resources with applications, to ensure reliability and performance. While adding QoS and optimized access to multi-clouds, delivers a quality user experience.

Mosaic Networx SoftWave SD-WAN as-a-Service is built on VMware’s SD-WAN by Velocloud. This solution automatically monitors and detects link characteristics and routing. QoS supports over 2,500 applications, with knowledge of the application profiles, automated configurations and bandwidth allocations.

Forward error correction, jitter buffering and synthetic packet production are used to remediate links. Path and link steering are conducted and measured automatically, with sub-second protection against brown-outs and black-outs. Multiple links are virtualized as a whole, enabling dynamic bandwidth expansion and built-in reliability.

All this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Mosaic SoftWave SD-WAN as-a-Service offers so much more. Like zero-touch and centralized management of branch deployments, secure direct cloud connectivity, deployment flexibility, multi-layered security, virtual service chaining, centralized visibility of branches and clouds, RESTful API integrations, and more. If you would like a free demo, click here.