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Delivered as an Easy-to-Deploy, Fully-Managed Network Service for retail, restaurant, financial services and government sectors
Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) have generated a lot of buzz. And with good reason.
“Digitization is a vital transformation for companies, but digitization requires the network to transform as well,” notes Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst with ZK Research. “SD-WAN is the right, next generation solution for today's businesses seeking greater agility, richer customer experience and improved operational efficiencies. However, distributed organizations face unique deployment challenges that a managed service can help overcome to realize the full potential of an SD-WAN.” Chief among those problems is that branches can have vastly different broadband access types and infrastructures, which wreaks havoc on overall network performance.
Hughes is helping to overcome these challenges with the launch of its fully-managed SD-WAN Solution, which provides significant benefits over traditional private networks, including cloud readiness, improved network and application availability, flexibility, security, and cost savings.
Delivered as an end-to-end turnkey solution, Hughes Managed SD-WAN joins the comprehensive range of HughesON™ managed network services and can be implemented on an existing network infrastructure quickly and easily. A key advantage is that Hughes integrates and manages cost-effective broadband access nationwide, including cable, fiber, cellular and high-throughput satellite transports, ensuring that performance at every branch across a network is consistent. Of critical importance for all enterprises handling sensitive customer and payment-oriented data, Hughes Managed SD-WAN incorporates best-in-class network security capabilities managed through the Hughes Security Operations Center.
Top Traffic Priorities
A 5x Improvement:
In an independent evaluation by The Tolly Group, Hughes ActiveTechnologies demonstrated highly effective prioritization of transactional traffic (a 5X improvement) and multiple web-based applications (a 7X improvement) on a congested broadband transport. These improvements resulted in significantly faster application processing times and an improved end-user experience.
To transform ordinary broadband connections into enterprise-grade high performance WANs, Hughes Managed SD-WAN leverages innovative Hughes ActiveTechnologies™.
“Networks are getting hit with more demands every day as organizations adopt a flood of new applications—many of which are cloud based,” said Mike Cook, executive vice president, North America. “Many times the applications have not been introduced through the IT or network teams, potentially causing bandwidth conflicts and bringing the network to its knees. ActiveClassifier helps protect all critical applications by identifying and dynamically prioritizing the traffic and adapting to the new application mix. Low-cost broadband connections can now be used in the context of a high-performance enterprise WAN, helping keep businesses one step ahead of the next big bandwidth demand.”
Hughes ActiveClassifier is the latest addition to the suite of HughesON™ ActiveTechnologies™. ActiveClassifier is a premises-based technology built into Hughes branch gateway devices. It automatically identifies different types of data and applications, and tags them with specific priority settings to deliver real-time quality of service over the WAN. For busy or understaffed IT departments, ActiveClassifier eliminates the time-consuming process of configuring rules to classify and prioritize traffic, using advanced heuristics algorithms to do these functions.
Another in the suite of ActiveTechnologies, Hughes ActiveQoS intelligently determines end-to-end network capacity and meters traffic with multi-level priority queues—resulting in better network performance, even for real-time traffic like VoIP and video. ActiveCompression completes the picture by boosting virtual bandwidth by compressing traffic, achieving up to 300% more data throughput. Collectively, ActiveTechnologies dynamically manage network traffic and solve mounting problems associated with applications that outstrip bandwidth capacity.
As a leading provider of managed network services across the globe, Hughes has the proven success and innovative technologies to offer customers a fully Managed SD-WAN solution that optimizes performance and resolves bandwidth availability and cloud access challenges at a fraction of the cost of other options. For those in retail, restaurant, financial services or the government sector, consistent performance across the network is no longer an elusive goal. Managed SD-WAN ensures that each branch, regardless of its location and network infrastructure, will have its networking needs met.
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