Hybrid Network Architecture & Design Service

Want to derive the benefits of SD-WAN? SD-WAN Experts is uniquely qualified to help design your network–whether you require SD-WAN, MPLS, or a hybrid of both. Every network architecture and design engagement engagement includes the following steps:

Want to derive the benefits of SD-WAN? SD-WAN Experts is uniquely qualified to help design your network–whether you require SD-WAN, MPLS, or a hybrid of both. Every network architecture and design engagement engagement includes the following steps:

    • Identify objectives and priorities – First we learn about your business. Then, we identify opportunities to leverage SD-WAN technology to better achieve your business goals.
    • Document current configuration – We document the design of any existing infrastructure noting bandwidth, Class of Service (COS) configuration, terminating equipment and more.
    • Site surveysWe want understand the intangibles of your environment. What is the physical space of the location?  Are there specific access challenges? Are Wayleave agreements needed with the landlord for carrier installs? These are just a few the points we look to understand as we look at a site.
    • Capture and analyze trafficTraffic engineering requires a deep understand of your network. We start by capturing and analyzing your traffic.
    • Identify traffic characteristicsWith the traffic captured, we can understand definitively what applications actually exist on the network, not the ones we think are on the network. We determine their latency, loss, and bandwidth requirements all of which will become critical when we engineer the SD-WAN.
    • Calculate costs associated with current configurationSmart business decisions mean having a valid financial analysis. We’ll capture all of the capital and operational costs of your existing configuration so you can understand whether the new WAN pays to adopt.
    • Pinpoint priorities, constraints, inefficiencies and/or potential sources of failure.
    • Determine and specify redundancy requirementsWith hybrid WANs and in particular SD-WANs, you have a choice to match the network design to the required uptime of the given location. We’ll work with your team to develop an uptime profile based on the site, personnel, and applications. Using that information, we’ll make recommendations on how to best meet the redundancy requirements for the site.
    • Develop ranked needs assessmentBy learning about your business, we’ll help you rank the needs for your WAN and then build the right WAN to meet those requirements.
    • Identify options, pros, and consTogether 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.
    • Recommend particular network configuration – We’ll take the information gathered from our engagement and develop a detailed proposal. You’ll understand the rationale for each suggested change and the anticipated benefits.
    • Provide report summarizing finds and recommendationsEvery engagement includes the Expert Report, a multi-page document describing in detail our finding and recommendations.

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