In Depth: SD-WAN With CloudBridge By Citrix

First off, you’re likely wondering what an SD-WAN is. Software-defined Wide Area Network, or SD-WAN for short is an approach to designing and deploying an enterprise wide area network that uses software-defined networking to determine the most effective way to route traffic to remote locations. In short, this type of WAN has the “smarts” to give different types of traffic priority in almost a real time fashion. For example, voice and video chat can be made a priority over e-mail traffic if the former requires it. It also can leverage multiple types of links to the Internet to make it seem to the users that the business has a very fast link to the Internet.

Citrix is on the forefront of this technology via their CloudBridge Enterprise Edition product. It’s a single platform with fully integrated WAN virtualization, WAN security, WAN Optimization and end-to-end visibility. Even when there are problems with the network, CloudBridge is always on. CloudBridge Virtual WAN constantly assesses the performance of paths within the virtualized WAN to instantaneously and automatically adapt to changing network conditions. This ensures constant connectivity of mission-critical applications without human intervention or complex routing table reconfigurations. That means that you don’t need to have someone like me to set this up and manage this. In fact, Citrix says you can set one of these up in as little as 15 minutes. After it is set up, your users won’t complain about high bandwidth applications being slow as CloudBridge will do all the heavy lifting for you.

If you use VoIP, Video, or any high bandwidth application, you should check out the Citrix CloudBridge product lineup. There’s a variety of options there for every use case and size of business. Plus this link has all the technical information that you need to make the right choice for your company.

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One Response to “In Depth: SD-WAN With CloudBridge By Citrix”

  1. […] leave your computer. The other thing that jumped out at me was a demo of SD-WAN which I wrote about here. I understood what SD-WAN did in terms of how it could take multiple routes to the Internet and […]

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