Zayo debuts SD-WAN solution for virtual network management

Created January 8, 2018
Technologies and Products

Enterprise solution provides virtual network management, flexibility and resilience.

Zayo Group has announced the launch of its software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution. Zayo’s SD-WAN is an integrated extension of its fibre-based IP/MPLS backbone system that makes enterprise networks easier to manage, boosts performance and enhances reliability and failover options, the company claims.

Its announcement states, “In today’s IT environment, enterprises need to accommodate a growing number of users accessing the network from a wide array of locations with widely varying access options. Cloud-based enterprise applications add another layer of complexity. As a result, WAN management has become more challenging and resource intensive.”

Basic and advanced versions
Zayo’s SD-WAN streamlines WAN management and is available in both basic and advanced packages, including managed and unmanaged options. The solution enables flexible, cost-effective location integration and service provisioning, incorporating MPLS, internet and LTE into primary and multi-path configurations. Dynamic traffic steering prioritizes traffic at the application level to the paths available to deliver an optimal network performance. Zayo’s SD-WAN integrates seamlessly with both internet and IP-VPN connections to provide greater capacity and resiliency.

With the launch of SD-WAN, Zayo enhances its portfolio of WAN solutions that already includes a robust array of IP and Ethernet-based solutions and managed and unmanaged solutions, to fit the customer’s network preference. Customers have portal access to monitor and optimize their traffic, down to the application level, or they can fully outsource the network management to Zayo.

Mike Strople, president of Zayo Enterprise Networks, said, “The WAN is one of the most critical components of any enterprise network infrastructure and can be complex and challenging to manage,” said “Zayo’s SD-WAN makes WAN management easier and more efficient, providing better performance, flexibility and reliability.”

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Matthew Peach

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.