Five Reasons Why Carrier Agnostic SD-WAN as-a-Service Has Enterprise Advantages

Cloud migration has brought unprecedented demand for low-cost connectivity empowered by SD-WAN. SD-WAN aggregates diverse circuits, automatically prioritizing traffic between network links and paths to ensure reliable connectivity.

Many factors conspire against enterprises looking to leverage SD-WAN to lower WAN costs, deploy branch office connectivity faster, and have freedom to choose the best networks for their needs. These factors include:

  • Carrier contracts that are typically long-term and inflexible
  • Large carriers are limited to a handful of players
  • Fewer choices for local access and Internet at local locations
  • Difficulties involved in changing providers

These factors combine to give incumbent carriers leverage over enterprise customers, putting them at a disadvantage. Large carriers protect their revenue, and often put limitations on how they offer SD-WAN services. This can run counter to the enterprise using WANs as a competitive advantage, by lowering costs, gaining faster and agile deployments, and matching network performance with application priorities.

So how can enterprises drive down WAN costs, while improving performance, reliability and agility? This whitepaper examines some of the advantages of a carrier agnostic SD-WAN as-a-Service.

  1. Carrier Agnostic
  2. Global Cloud Gateways
  3. Transparent SLAs
  4. Carrier Diversity
  5. Network Options Without Self-Interested Limitations


    “Mosaic helped us get the best priced deal on an aggregate commit, while still keeping some flexibility in our carrier contracts, which was important to us. When we switched from static routing to using BGP,  the Mosaic team was helpful at all stages of the process, and the migration went very smoothly. Mosaic has a helpful and technically proficient staff, and I have always had positive and technical communications with them. I highly recommend them.
    Manager of Technical Operations, Storm8
    Mosaic NetworX helped us navigate the murky world of data center network providers. We were able to negotiate one deal for two carriers and get a great rate in the process. When it came time to upgrade our connections for higher speeds, Mosaic was there to help us once again. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help our company accomplish its goals.
    Director, Infrastructure Engineering, Eye-Fi