Optimizing Cloud Productivity over Broadband
Understanding the Broadband Performance Risks
Businesses who rely on cloud-based solutions are recognizing that legacy WAN networks built with MPLS connections are ill-suited for cloud access. Broadband connections are a faster and more affordable alternative, but these links weren’t designed for mission-critical applications. SD-WAN offers the opportunity to displace MPLS, but for cautious CIOs the central question is, “can I really trust broadband internet for my business cloud applications?”
Cloud productivity requires more than just speed, so you can’t simply rely on raw internet. That’s why we build intelligent networks, powered by Adaptiv | SD-WAN technology, that recognize broadband impurities and manage your connections to deliver a pure bandwidth cloud experience.
Identifying the Broadband Impurities
Networking professionals know that raw internet connections don’t come with guaranteed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for reliability. Broadband links also tend to have occasional “brownouts” where line conditions degrade unpredictably and ruin cloud performance. These impurities, which can be measured as packet loss, latency and jitter, are particularly bad for real-time applications (like voice) and they put cloud productivity at risk. This is why smart CIOs are reluctant to replace MPLS with broadband internet.
The Risks of Going Full Throttle
Think about motorcycle racing, everyone wants to win and our instincts, in racing (and in life) are to go faster. Crossing the line first and getting the checkered flag requires skill. To win you need to go fast but driving full throttle through traffic and curves can be deadly! Skilled motorcyclists know how to go as fast as possible while maintaining control: they optimize their speed for maximum performance.
Motorcycle speeds are measured in miles-per-hour. In the network world, our need for speed is measured in megabits-per-second (Mbps), but the instinct is the same… go fast! Just as with motorcycle racing, pushing your broadband circuits to run full throttle puts performance at risk. This is because when connections get oversaturated, all those broadband impurities will increase, and your cloud performance suffers. We can’t let this happen for our customers, so the first step to a smarter network is to keep broadband speeds under control.
Finding your Pure Broadband Speed
Broadband circuits are sold based on Mbps speeds, but it’s rare to find a circuit that can truly deliver the full advertised speed. Your mileage will vary based on your internet provider and whether you use fiber, cable, DSL, or LTE circuits. Regardless of the circuit type, pushing too much traffic over your broadband link will lead to oversaturation.
Every circuit has a sweet spot where the optimal speed can be sustained without impacting performance, finding that speed takes a calibration test. Using patented technologies that measure circuit performance, Adaptiv individually calibrates each broadband link to determine the maximum throughput speed where quality of experience is sustained. We call this the pure bandwidth speed and Adaptiv actively manages traffic to avoid oversaturating the link.
Faster Speed and Higher Reliability
For customers with multiple links, Adaptiv combines the pure bandwidth speed of all connections together, as one logical overlay circuit to provide Pure Bandwidth
Want more speed? Just add more links.
Adaptiv further optimizes your cloud experience by managing real-time application priority with patented QoS technology. All inbound and outbound cloud applications are protected against downtime with seamless fast-failover that keeps everything connected through link outages.
A Smarter Business Network
Pure Bandwidth Aggregation provides the winning combination of speed and control.
Adaptiv solutions are easy to deploy and professionally managed. A highly affordable option, Adaptiv is a smarter network for SMBs who want non-stop cloud productivity for every site in their network. Contact us today to book a demo and experience Adaptiv SD-WAN pure bandwidth performance.