Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) has its genesis in Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and is a significant evolution over traditional WAN for connecting multiple sites. With enterprises rapidly switching to cloud based applications, the need to connect branch networks to data centers hosting cloud applications has become critical. This has further compounded as applications have become more dynamic in nature. MPLS based WAN networks are not only expensive but also present limitations in their routing capabilities. SD-WAN overcomes these by assuring optimal application performance by using centrally controlled and managed WAN virtualization with security.
UBonding extends SD-WAN features to users by offering WAN virtualization wherein it aggregates multiple channels - wired broadband, 2G/3G/4G or WiFi, and presents a single bonded connection to the internet, central cloud or for connectivity between sites. The solution is agnostic to the type of connectivity and the application data being transported – video, voice or data.
UBonding intelligently checks quality of underlying links and is able to send traffic through an optimal route while taking into account each individual link’s throughput and packet drops. It supports multiple routing policies including channel bonding, packet based load balancing and failover to reliably transfer data. UBonding supports central provisioning and monitoring of edge devices. Configurations can be done centrally and pushed to hundreds or even thousands of edge gateways with the option of defining groups or clusters of sites with different routing policies. UBonding is an ideal option to connect branch networks of large enterprises, bank ATMs and branches, in mobility use cases including fleet management and for in-vehicle passenger entertainment system and Wi-Fi access.