On-demand provisioning, automated load balancing, streamlined physical infrastructure, and the ability to scale resources to meet application and data needs. SDN utilizes open protocols to apply globally aware software control at the edges of the network to access switches and routers that typically would use closed and proprietary firmware. Benefits include centralized network provisioning, holistic management, increased security, lower costs, and reduced capital expenditures.
SD-WAN is a specific application of software defined networking (SDN) technology applied to WAN connections, which connect enterprise networks including branch offices and data centers over large geographic distances. SD-WAN takes software-defined concepts and decouples the control plane from the data plane to the WAN. Advantages of SD-WAN include bandwidth shaping, configuration, and increased cost savings. GCG can help you implement SD-WAN technologies across your network.
Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is the gold standard when it comes to large business and enterprise networking solutions. Clients control the performance of their network through prioritization, secure data through encryption, and simplify their network management. MPLS allows for the convergence of data, voice, and video into a single access infrastructure. Advantages of MPLS are reliability, low-latency, and bandwidth prioritization. GCG specializes in MPLS network design and architecture.
Private line services offer high-speed, dedicated, point-to-point or multi-point connectivity for highly secure, reliable, and fast data transfer. Private lines help businesses handle mission critical applications such as secure access to cloud and data center applications, data storage and backup, disaster recovery, voice, and conferencing. Benefits include speed, meeting compliance regulations, up-time, flexibility, reliability, and multiple options for configuration.
Content Delivery Network (CDN) offer a globally distributed network of proxy servers deployed in multiple data centers. With CDN, clients are able to achieve faster download times and reduce latency across multiple geographic areas. Businesses are also able to target specific markets and countries to gain local points of presence (PoPs). GCG advises clients on finding the right CDN providers and solutions to power websites, applications, and streaming data.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a private network across a public network, such as the Internet through a virtual point-to-point, dedicated, connection, tunneling protocols, and or traffic encryption. VPNs share the functionality, security, and management of the underlying private network. VPNs are used by employees to securely access intranets when located outside of the network. Numerous options exist including traditional VPN, IP-VPN, and MPLS-VPN.
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