SD-WAN Experts is uniquely qualified to help design your network. We bring the testing tools and proven methodologies that have successfully designed enterprise WANs around the globe for more than a decade.

The  SD-WAN Experts Methodology

Every network architecture and design engagement with SD-WAN Experts includes the following steps:

03Identify objectives

We first learn about your business and your goals, and then derive your technical requirements.

03Survey sites

We want to understand the intangibles of your environment, such as the physical space of the location, identifying any access challenges, and checking requirements for any wayleave agreements.

03Document configuration

We document the design of any existing infrastructure noting bandwidth, Class of Service (COS) configuration, terminating equipment and more.

03Traffic assessment

Traffic engineering requires a deep understanding of your network patterns. We start by capturing and analyzing your traffic.

03Identify traffic characteristics

Capturing the traffic lets us identify any unknown applications on the network. We also determine latency, loss, and bandwidth requirements that will be essential when we engineer the SD-WAN.

03Calculate costs

Smart business decisions mean having a valid financial analysis. We capture all existing capital and operational costs to calculate the ROI of a new WAN.

03Determine and specify redundancy requirements

With hybrid WANs and in particular SD-WANs, you can match the network design to a location’s uptime requirements. We work with your team to develop an uptime profile based on the site, personnel, and applications, and then make recommendations on how to best deliver on site availability.

03Rank your needs

By learning about your business, we’ll help you rank the needs for your WAN and then build the right WAN to meet those requirements.

03Identify options

Together we’ll evaluate your environment and explore the different options for meeting your needs. With each choice will look at the benefits and the drawbacks of the approach giving our independent assessment of the right action forward.

03Recommend a network configuration

Smart business decisions mean having a valid financial analysis. We capture all existing capital and operational costs to calculate the ROI of a new WAN.

03Summarize findings

Every engagement includes the Expert Report, a multi-page document describing in detail our finding and recommendations.

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