What is SD-WAN Orchestration?

What is SD-WAN Orchestration?

Enterprise Networking Mag | Friday, April 30, 2021

SD-WAN orchestration streamlines and simplifies the management of distributed network operations by automating network admin functions.

FREMONT, CA : SD-WAN orchestration refers to a centralized administrative service model for WAN control and management that is stable and (ideally) cloud-delivered. It streamlines and simplifies the management of distributed network operations by automating network admin functions. SD-WAN as a service allows managed service providers and businesses to access an orchestrator via a secure web service portal to centrally manage and track SD-WAN branch (edge) deployments following business policies.

SD-WAN Orchestration Will Make Managing A Hybrid WAN Easier

SD-WAN orchestration allows for managing multiple WAN circuits, such as MPLS, DIA (broadband and LTE), from a single location, making network management easier and more effective. The best SD-WAN solutions have open hybrid capabilities, which allow seamless abstraction of both underlay (for MPLS) and overlay (over the internet) under the same orchestration. At the same time, SD-WAN branch devices detect the orchestrator and apply business rules for application delivery based on policy for the entire SD-WAN-managed fabric.

Unfortunately, most solutions on the market require overlay implementation over both MPLS and the internet; thus, the company must re-architect its network, which is time-consuming, expensive, and disruptive. This problem is addressed by the Ipanema SD-WAN solution’s transparent hybrid WAN capability, which incorporates a system into the network that is functionally ‘invisible’ to other network components, allowing full orchestration, application visibility, and control over all forms of transport in the hybrid WAN without the need for traditional hardware and infrastructure replacement.

Cloud and Automation Makes Things Easy

The goal of SD-WAN cannot be overstated: it makes network management simpler and more effective. Automation and cloud distribution are crucial in this regard. The ideal SD-WAN solution should allow automatic setup, zero-touch provisioning, and cloud-delivered orchestration through a single-pane-of-glass interface. If an SD-WAN solution is not cloud-delivered, the network could not be operating on the most recent software version, posing possible performance and security risks. It can also fail to provide hands-free, automatic provisioning and configuration if it is not cloud-delivered. As a result, there is a higher chance of error, and implementation may be difficult and time-consuming.

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