Powernet Debuts SD-WAN Solution

Powernet has released PowerWAN, an SD-Wan solution enabled by VeloCloud.

“PowerWAN will help revolutionize customer network performance,” said Brent Baker, manager of network services at Powernet. “No longer will businesses be forced to use expensive dedicated circuits and difficult to manage hardware, allowing them to save money and gain excellent visibility into the performance of their WAN.”

Users can replace complex and unreliable branch-to-branch infrastructure by utilizing the cloud. PowerWAN coexists with previous infrastructure and has zero-touch installation to allow for multiple branches across an organization to get their network up and running immediately, the company said.

“PowerWAN boosts internet quality that could otherwise prevent a customer from doing business, stop credit card processors from connecting to the internet or preventing businesses from having voice conversations. Problems with a network slow-down at certain times during the day are erased,” said Anton Loon, vice president of enterprise sales. “If you are having similar problems or other frustrations with VoIP technology, PowerWAN solves these problems.”

Dynamic multi-path optimization continuously monitors traffic on the WAN to make sure each application is traveling along the strongest and most reliable route. Applications on a poor connection will be seamlessly transitioned onto a stronger path with no service interruption ensuring all processes stay online. When connected to the network, data is gathered and distributed in a secure and flexible cloud gateway. Real-time data can be monitored and controlled from the orchestrator. PowerWAN’s smart QoS recognizes more than 2,500 applications out-of-the-box, allowing it to identify which applications are using the most data. The orchestrator can then lower or raise priority for specific applications to guarantee that the right apps are getting the data they need to run smoothly. This process gives organizations the opportunity to cut costs and save on human capital by allowing IT to work from a central location while monitoring the entire network.

“Any forward-thinking organization should be looking at what PowerWAN can do for you,” said Baker. “Are you having difficulty adding bandwidth? Do your real-time apps suffer due to network performance issues? Is network administration a black hole in your budget every year? PowerWAN can solve all of these problems through innovative SD-WAN capabilities.”

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