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Transform your network with SD‑WAN

Discover how Windstream SD-WAN Concierge™ can transform your network to optimize application performance, lower TCO and simplify network management.

SD-WAN provides unprecedented visibility and control over a company’s network-based application performance. It acts as an overlay network that virtualizes and decouples the network management function from the physical hardware, using a centralized controller to set policies and prioritize network traffic. It acts on those policies in real time to determine the best path for each application across the network connections, to ensure that app performance meets your service level agreements (SLAs).

 

Windstream SD-WAN Concierge: Optimize Cloud-based Application Performance

By leveraging Windstream SD-WAN Concierge, enterprises can get visibility into every application on their network. Optimizing application performance, and the customer experience, is just one of the ways Windstream SD-WAN Concierge is helping to transform not just enterprise networks, but enterprise business.

 

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MPLS vs. SD-WAN

Many businesses that require the security and performance of a private WAN have built hybrid WAN architectures that combine traditional MPLS-based networks with readily available options like dedicated Internet. While this solves for any-to-any connectivity, it can compromise performance and security and increase costs and complexity.

As demand for cloud applications and services continues to grow, enterprises are re-examining their WAN strategies and architectures to optimize business efficiencies, protect critical data and enhance the user experience across public, private and cloud paths. SD-WAN decouples network intelligence and configuration from physical connections and hardware to create a scalable, centrally managed WAN that connects distributed branches and remote locations regardless of connection type or carrier.

How does Windstream SD-WAN Concierge work?

The Windstream SD-WAN Concierge solution dynamically routes applications across locations via software intelligence by selecting the best available path.

SD-WAN Tech Diagram

Maximum reliability

Windstream designs, builds and manages cloud optimized SD-WAN solutions using multiple connections that deliver reduced jitter, improved application performance and designs that provide 100% availability SLAs.

More bandwidth for less

Our SD-WAN solution replaces or augments MPLS connections using low-cost, high-bandwidth broadband to enable cost-effective diverse access from any provider: Ethernet, T1, cable, DSL or wireless. Broadband Internet allows for up to a hundred times the bandwidth at similar or lower costs than a standard T1 connection.

Total visibility and control

Windstream SD-WAN Concierge™ provides unprecedented application visibility and network control with a management portal that provides you with insights to make smarter business decisions and the power to update business and security policies.

Expert Advice

Windstream SD-WAN Concierge™ includes expert proactive guidance, plus the hands-off ease and predictability of a fully managed service—from initial planning and design, to implementation, to ongoing monitoring and maintenance, you get a solution designed for your business needs without the heavy lift.

Next-generation features

  • Application visibility and control: Manages and deploys routing policies with a centralized management tool
  • Dynamic WAN selection: Preserves application performance based on pre-set thresholds
  • Application optimization: Monitors and improves network paths for higher quality
  • Dynamic IPsec deployment: Enables end-to-end encryption for secure data transmission over public networks
  • Security and stateful firewall: Deploys and manages security policies with an integrated firewall
  • Managed service: Offers continuous, proactive monitoring and optimization from Windstream SD-WAN Concierge
  • Flexible connectivity: Connects disparate locations with any access
  • Dual active links: Increases resiliency with redundant and diverse connections at each site

Benefits

  • Cost effectively increase bandwidth
  • Optimize application performance and reliability
  • Increase network resiliency and virtually eliminate downtime
  • Support increasing use of cloud-based applications
  • Centrally manage business and security policies
  • Simplify network management
  • Gain visibility and control over applications
  • Reduce OPEX and IT management time
  • Increase business agility and scalability

Ready to transform your network?

As a network service provider who understands growth-oriented enterprises, Windstream can help you transition to SD-WAN at your own pace—whether that means launching the solution across your entire organization or by trialling some locations before transitioning all locations. What’s more, SD-WAN Concierge™ complements Windstream solutions such as MPLS IP VPN, SIP TrunkingUCaaS, Managed Network Security and Cloud Connect, for a comprehensive network solution that’s built to perform today and tomorrow.