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Introduction to Silver-Peak SDWAN Solution

For instance, what happens if a link or router or other device fails along this path? How will users in the branch get to their applications when an outage occurs? Is it acceptable to lose productivity? How much would this downtime cost the business?

To minimize the risk of downtime for critical applications like voice or video, many organizations implement redundant connections. When a failure does occur, how will traffic be routed?  Will applications become unavailable? What happens when the failure is resolved? Will application access be restored automatically?  Or will it require manual changes to reset everything?

These are some of the questions that IT teams need to address in designing and managing their networks.

However, these requirements present new challenges for IT teams. Applications are no longer solely under the control of the IT team.  Security is more complex.  It’s hard to guarantee application availability.

Even the simple task of maintain visibility into application traffic and trends is more complicated when applications and users are geographically distributed.

Silver-Peak SDWAN Solution Components 
Three components comprise the Unity Edge Connect SD-WAN edge platform:

Fig 1.1- Silver-Peak SDWAN Components

Unity Edge Connect physical or virtual appliances: They are deployed in branch offices to create a secure, virtual network overlay. One single appliance/or VNF provides with routing, security, SD-Wan and WAN Optimization (Unified Platform).

Unity Orchestrator: It included with Edge Connect, provides unprecedented visibility into both legacy and cloud applications with the unique ability to centrally assign policies based on business intent to secure and control all WAN traffic.

Unity Boost WAN Optimization: is an optional WAN Optimization performance pack that combines Silver Peak WAN optimization technologies with Edge Connect to create a unified high-performance SD-WAN solution. Consumed on demand, where and when it is needed.