Hughes Launches Managed SD-WAN
January 19, 2017
Managed SD-WAN is delivered as an end-to-end turnkey network. Hughes
Managed SD-WAN joins the comprehensive range of HughesON™ networking
services for highly distributed organizations, such as those in the
retail, restaurant, financial services and government sectors.
“Digitization is a vital transformation for companies, but digitization
requires the network to transform as well,” notes Zeus Kerravala,
Founder and Principal Analyst with ZK Research. “SD-WAN is the right,
next generation solution for today's businesses seeking greater agility,
richer customer experience and improved operational efficiencies.
However, distributed organizations face unique deployment challenges
that a managed service can help overcome to realize the full potential
of an SD-WAN.”
The Hughes Managed SD-WAN helps to overcome these challenges with
significant benefits compared to traditional private networks, including
cloud readiness, high performance, higher network and application
availability, network flexibility and cost savings. It leverages
innovative Hughes ActiveTechnologies™ to transform ordinary broadband
connections into enterprise-grade high performance WANs, including
support for demanding applications such as VoIP and video.
•ActivePath™, which incorporates
powerful algorithms and techniques that exploit the use of multiple
branch paths. It ensures applications are delivered without interruption
across the secure WAN regardless of degradation on a single path.
•ActiveQoS™, which continuously
measures end-to-end capacity on broadband links, dynamically updating
multi-level path priority queues and traffic shapers to best maximize
branch bandwidth usage. This results in dramatically improved
performance for VoIP and video traffic across all outlets, especially
those served by lower bandwidth service plans.
automatically and dynamically classifies traffic based on flow behavior,
eliminating the time-consuming process of manually configuring and
maintaining rules to classify and prioritize specific applications
required by other SD-WAN products. This optimization is particularly
critical for real-time and cloud-based applications allowing this
traffic to be prioritized over non-time sensitive data.
•ActiveCompression™, which reduces
network congestion and improves application performance, especially at
bandwidth-constrained branch sites.
part of the solution, Hughes integrates and manages cost effective
nationwide broadband access, including cable, fiber, cellular and
high-throughput satellite transports in flexible configurations.
“With organizations continuing to adopt new cloud-based and rich media
applications, networks are facing more traffic and stress than ever
before,” said Mike Cook, senior vice president, North American Division
at Hughes. “The Hughes Managed SD-WAN delivers a unique solution that
combines innovative broadband optimization technologies with the
benefits of integrated service management, addressing the challenges for
organizations with numerous far flung operating locations. As a leading
provider of managed network services in North America, Hughes has the
proven success and innovative technologies to offer customers a fully
managed network service that optimizes performance and resolves
bandwidth, availability and cloud access challenges.”
The Hughes Managed SD-WAN incorporates advanced best-in-class on premise
and network based security capabilities. Security services are managed
through Hughes Security Operations Center (SOC), staffed by experienced
security professionals armed with state-of-the-art security tools.