SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 1

A Simplified Network for
Distributed Enterprises

SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 2 Table of Contents 3 Keeping up with changing technology 4 The problem with traditional MPLS networks 5 New networks must meet growing business needs 7 SD-WAN: Responding to the needs of distributed enterprises 8 Simplify network management 9 Streamline multi-location organizations 10 SD-WAN: Factors to consider 11 Cost: SD-WAN vs. MPLS 12 NetScaler SD-WAN: Citrix’s challenge in the SD-WAN arena 15 Case study: NetScaler SD-WAN improves the Danish Ministry of AgriFish's communications .

This results in the necessity for users need more bandwidth. but they now expect immediate applications. Both of these trends dramatically This trend is likely to increase the importance of the corporate 17% increase 17% per year. "Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Next Generation Enterprise Wan.1 network on business performance. from branch to datacenter. technology. Gartner . The result is a significant increase in network traffic. And much of this traffic is that network traffic in distributed organizations real-time communications. and between various devices and The emergence of new technologies has meant the datacenter. Software as a availability and quality." 2014. 1. and more reliance on network access to cloud-based applications. and remote storage apps. more latency-sensitive as video or media. two major technology 30% of businesses trends have converged and are set to have 30% are using public a significant effect on corporate networks: virtual computing and the rise of cloud cloud-based services. SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 3 Keeping up with changing technology In the last decade. including video is manipulated in new ways. Service (SaaS). from branch to branch. notably in areas such more bandwidth. Not only do remote and voice.

and high performance in connected devices. "Network Manager Survey. marked by an increase bandwidth. The result? The current Combined with the complexity of remote infrastructure is unable to comply with the operations and new management and security security requirements and current business requirements. ZK Research . but the entire indicates that the customer management structure." 2014. and security needs. are unavailable over an inflexible network. SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 4 The problem with traditional MPLS networks Traditional multiprotocol label switching Current network architecture is more than a (MPLS) networks that carry traffic from remote decade old and is therefore not prepared for offices to the datacenter cannot offer the high today’s challenges. not just for the CIO. All this makes the evolution of the network a A 2014 ZK Research study priority.2 2. cloud models. These require fast response times that their depth. needed to access cloud-based applications. MPLS networks are out of models. mobility. experience is one of the major concerns of network administrators. low latency.

control points. • Allow applications to be deployed without • Integrate security into the network • Provide a uniform experience irrespective special network requirements. SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 5 New networks must meet growing business needs Business needs and market trends drive network evolution—a fact that can no longer be ignored by management. . distributed services. • Rapidly provision applications and providing the best user experience. The new network concept must: • Connect users to applications regardless • Apply prioritization and optimization • Provide more visibility to network of the desktop device or connectivity criteria depending on the data and managers. or public cloud. with multiple layers and multiple of where the connection is made. potential conflicts in the network. allowing them to eliminate route and whether it resides in the private applications used. automating them. ideally. Enterprises need an intelligent network that can adapt accordingly. services in order to maintain the business’ competitive edge. • Simplify the management overhead of • Optimize traffic for cloud and mobility. even.

network managers must also anticipate and plan alternative methods of connection for mobile devices in the corporate WAN to allow users better connectivity away from the office. Mobile optimization is the second highest priority for CIOs.3 3. and by 2018 mobile devices will form half of the user base. "Prediction 2015: Mobile and Wireless. SD-WAN: A SD-WAN: SimplifiedThe Network Answer fortoDistributed NetworkingEnterprises Demands 6 With the growth of mobile applications. according to Gartner." 2015. Gartner .

allowing network managers to configure and control traffic based on centralized security policies and rules. BRANCH DC . A software-defined wide area network CL OUD/SaaS (SD-WAN) integrates with your existing WAN architecture to streamline management and improve network efficiency. SD-WAN uses software to identify the most effective way MPLS BRANCH to route traffic to remote locations. SD-WAN transfers INTERNET 4G/LTE network monitoring and management from physical devices to a central controller. SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 7 SD-WAN: Responding to the needs of distributed enterprises Companies are looking for cost-effective solutions that simplify operations.

together with the control and functionality. internet-based connectivity that provides a 2015 secured and reliable connection. with better 1% Between $25 and $50 million bandwidth and lower costs. SD-WAN allows IT and business in their Market Guide for security necessary to deliver on the needs to managers to quickly and easily deploy Software Defined WAN. This new way of looking at to manage network services more easily according to Gartner estimates the network gives the needed flexibility and through abstraction of higher-level responsiveness.4 the new distributed enterprise. compared to 1% in 2015. 4. administrators." 2015. Software-based using SD-WAN by the end of SD-WANs. which solves big issues for network virtualization enables network administrators 2019. Gartner . "Market Guide for Software Defined Wan. SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 8 Simplify network management SD-WAN uses cloud-based software and 30% of businesses will be The network has become a strategic asset technology to simplify the delivery of WAN and the need has arisen to move to services to remote offices. solution for their remote offices and mobile 30% and it is likely to double device connectivity.4 significant gains. SD-WAN is relatively easy to implement and will result in in 2017. in 2016 will be spent on For businesses looking for an alternative 2019 SD-WAN end-user solutions.

and inconveniences and constraints poor quality links. immediately pushed across SaaS or cloud-based applications. SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 9 Streamline multi-location organizations So. improves the experience for users their applications and prevents from a centralized location and in remote offices when they use business downtime. which significantly connection between users and business policies can be changed services at internet prices. performance. New circuits equivalent MPLS networks. what are the benefits of SD-WAN to distributed organizations? They include the following: icon Network reliability Business agility Bandwidth savings Architecture optimized for the cloud By quickly detecting and routing SD-WAN enables the rapid Internet connections are readily SD-WAN frees you from the around network outages or rollout of WAN services to remote available. the organization. bundles security. SD-WAN offices without the need for come at a much lower cost than of traditional MPLS networks and solutions can prevent problems on-site IT support. on any one link from affecting can easily be added without SD-WAN provides the reliability and connectivity between cloud users. quick to deploy. . This makes a reliable disrupting operations and and security benefits of WAN and office.

SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 10 SD-WAN: Factors to consider When evaluating SD-WAN deployment. Companies can deploy SD-WAN solutions without changing existing networks. deployment to remote offices. A key priorities automatically. Migration to hybrid networks is an option. Over time however. based on benefit of SD-WAN is its ease and speed of real-time network load. they can migrate to less expensive public broadband circuits. There’s no need to send IT professionals to the offices and no need to individually configure each appliance. certain factors: The key is to provide network managers with intuitive tools to easily configure It’s easy to rollout and administer. SD-WAN network administrators and business provides the ability to prioritize traffic and managers should take into account mitigate the impact of network outages. . Automated traffic management. Most organizations have distributed MPLS deployed in remote offices.

on average. SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 11 Cost: SD-WAN vs. In addition to standard costs. Take a deeper look at installation and changes take an average of 90 days MPLS and SD-WAN cost with traditional MPLS systems and usually involves a comparisons here. MPLS With the conservative assumption that WAN traffic increases by 15% per year. SD-WAN is between three and nine times less expensive for these communications. Consider that the cost of MPLS starts at $90 a month for a T1. commitment to multiyear contracts. and scales up quickly for more bandwidth. communications costs are a major concern for enterprises. making it a more expensive and less flexible option. .

SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 12 NetScaler SD-WAN: Citrix’s challenge in the SD-WAN arena Traditional WANs were not designed for today’s bandwidth demands. and adaptability to distributed enterprises. . and application management to create a unique solution that provides a high quality experience for users in remote offices and on the move. the WAN solution offered by Citrix’s NetScaler SD-WAN provides high levels of scalability. reliability. WAN optimization. Given this. Citrix’s offering combines the strengths its other products while leveraging smart WAN technologies.

Workspace Services. promoting productivity and effective working practices. Vice President and General Manager of Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN presents a brief VP and CTO. Citrix . SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 13 “ Combining the flexibility of XenApp and XenDesktop with the cost effectiveness and efficiency of NetScaler SD-WAN gives customers anywhere-anytime access for their workforce. Chalan Aras.” — Christian Reilly. overview of the solution in this video.

and better these features with less financial outlay performance. Citrix Systems • Reduced communication costs • Improved application performance for mobile users. reducing the need for on. EMEA. SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 14 This solution reduces the bandwidth “ NetScaler SD-WAN ensures requirement needed to deliver such a user efficient use of increased experience with minimum administration of remote offices. And it can provide reduction. disaster recovery Director BDM. Delivery Networks.” The principal benefits of NetScaler SD-WAN: — • Guaranteed business continuity and Juan Rodríguez. as well as those in remote branches and offices . cost site technical support. reliability for business-critical applications. as well as better due to significant savings in the remote communications infrastructure. network capacity.

it connections or use satellite communications. But SD-WAN solution to the Danish agency. provides remote access to applications. proposed a NetScaler coverage is extremely limited—at sea. so that traffic colleagues. Previous solutions required boats flows optimally and without manual intervention. . SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 15 Case study: NetScaler SD-WAN improves the Danish Ministry of AgriFish's communications The challenge: The solution: Provide mobile connections to sailors A virtual WAN via satellite and mobile connections Agency employees work where mobile Zentura. performance problems. a Citrix partner. to sail close to the coast to find more robust Combined with Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp. The they need access to applications to facilitate SD-WAN automatically selects cellular or satellite their work and communicate with mainland links depending on the conditions. mitigating two expensive and unsustainable options.

SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 16 “ Mobile coverage has increased significantly. AgriFish . the crew can focus on to their workflow. As sea. their inspection tasks and not on how to maintain a connection. enabling users to stay connected without disruption a result. Manager for Infrastructure Development.” — Bjarne Lund. We used to be lucky to have signal at Key Benefits 5/8 nautical miles from the NetScaler SD-WAN provides coast—now we have coverage reliable connectivity at over 23 miles from Skagen.

low bandwidth with high latency. and SD-WAN chooses the best option. using the best application delivery solution to maintain in each case. depending on the quality and availability at any moment in time. NetScaler SD-WAN to support a dispersed organization with many remote sites. Likewise. Groupe Promutuel has chosen avoiding manual intervention. See more client Before. which reduced the time and effort needed in significantly improves network performance. SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 17 NetScaler SD-WAN integrates mobile and HMS Host opted for a distributed satellite connectivity options. Connectivity changes efficient business operations. Of course. this isn't the only success story where customers have deployed the NetScaler SD-WAN solution. the agency had to choose between success stories here. the IT department. NetScaler access to their software for users. automatically. . or more And Cornerstone Home Lending sped up expensive connection options.

"Network Manager Survey. and each other with the following resources: • Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN • Try NetScaler SD-WAN • Case Study 1. ZK Research 3. SD-WAN: A Simplified Network for Distributed Enterprises 18 Distributed enterprises need reliable solution to ensure network connections and simplify network management." 2014. Gartner 4." 2015. "Prediction 2015: Mobile and Wireless. their applications. Gartner ." 2014. "Market Guide for Software Defined Wan. the cloud." 2015. Learn how NetScaler SD-WAN can keep your users connected to the datacenter. "Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Next Generation Enterprise Wan. Gartner 2.