Smart SD-WAN: Maximum flexibility for the network of the future
Smart SD-WAN allows companies to turn their existing WAN into a virtual network quite simply without having to change network provider. They can maintain full global flexibility in their choice of network operator and access technologies for their corporate network. Smart SD-WAN solutions from T-Systems enable networks to be adapted swiftly and monitored centrally, the performance of hybrid networks to be improved and public clouds to be integrated fast and securely. Functions such as firewalls and network monitoring run as virtual network functions (VNFs), saving time and money on network changes and new application requirements.
The right SD-WAN technology for every network
To fulfill their specific requirements companies can choose from an extensive portfolio of SD-WAN solutions from leading technology providers. T-Systems collaborates only with tried and tested partners such as Riverbed, Silver Peak, and VeloCloud. Experts advise you on selecting the right solution for implementing your IT strategy. Certificated consultants assist with the migration and highly skilled international support team will take care of the software-defined network operation 24/7. You also have the flexibility to manage elements of your SD-WAN infrastructure yourself if you choose.
Fully Managed SD-WAN
T-Systems offers companies Managed SD-WAN and Managed WAN as an integrated service - with end-to-end SLAs and intelligent routing via hybrid networks.
Higher performance via hybrid network connections, simple and secure cloud connectivity, central network configuration, real-time monitoring
Virtual network functions (VNFs) such as firewalls and WAN acceleration in one device
Choice of SD-WAN technology from various certified partners such as Riverbed, Silver Peak and VeloCloud
Certified partners offer high quality and long-term availability of the SD-WAN product
Compatible with other providers’ networks, including T-Systems own IntraSelect Service: All existing network connections at your locations can be integrated
24/7 operation by certified network team
Scalable for large and complex networks that consist of hundreds of locations and bandwidths over 1 Gbit/s
Full international availability and support
Ideally positioned for companies pursuing a multi-carrier strategy or wanting to expand their existing network configuration
Consulting & Engineering: T-Systems Germany
Service Desk: DTA/ISP, T-Systems Hungary
Support Level: 7x24x365
Provide granular and flexible application visibility, analytics and acceleration
One-click cloud optimization and connectivity with AWS and Azure
Operation and hosting in Germany according to German data protection law
Service portal which allows centralized orchestration on a single screen, including real time monitoring, orchestration, reporting
Consulting & Engineering: T-Systems Austria
Service Desk: T-Systems Austria / T-Systems Hungary
Operations: T-Systems Austria
Support Level: 7x24x365
Provider management: T-Systems Austria
Integrated WAN optimization
Business intent overlays
Zone-based firewall network segmentation
Focused on network analytics
Widest public cloud certification and deployment
Consulting & Engineering: T-Systems UK
Service Desk: T-Systems Hungary
Operations: T-Systems Hungary
Support Level: 7x24x365
Part of a large group (Dell, EMC, VMware) with particular strength around computing HW and virtualization
SD-WAN gateways form a distributed system to enable IaaS and SaaS integration with the leading cloud providers
Dynamic Multipath Optimization (feature) utilises all WAN connections to provide reliable content delivery
Integrated firewall and network segmentation capabilities
InfographicSmart SD-WAN: Individual solution design and modular service options
What advantages does SD-WAN offer large corporations?
Software-defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WANs) use two virtualization technologies: Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). SDN separates the network control (control plane) from the data transport (data plane). That enables network components such as routers and switches to be managed centrally. At the same time, NFV ensures that network functions such as firewalls and load balancers no longer run on proprietary hardware but as software on standard servers. The result is an overlay network that is completely independent of the transmission technology. Companies will also benefit from these three additional advantages:
SD-WAN makes the network more agile. Administrators can configure SD-WAN devices centrally and implement changes much faster by means of service chaining mechanisms. At the same time, they can monitor the network in real time. Reports take only a few clicks, and bottlenecks and faults are better to predict and rectify through the quality of the information available.
3. Simple and secure cloud connectivity
According to EMA analysts, over half of the companies around the world would like to connect their locations to the cloud directly rather than back haul traffic centrally via a data center or a network hub. Local Internet access to enable the direct connection to public clouds is possible without SD-WAN but this must be provisioned separately and means additional management requirements. With the advanced reporting capability available with SD-WAN companies can view the status and utilization of their internet connectivity. Along with this, you also have the advantage of administering your centrally and uniformly.
Software-defined networking reaches the Wide Area Network. With SD-WAN, companies adapt their network quickly and flexibly. The perfect complement to existing MPLS VPNs or as a replacement for Internet VPNs.