Download the Cradlepoint white paper, “Delivering the Wireless Software-Defined Branch“.
SD-WAN is at the heart of digital transformation —particularly when it comes to branch operations. No matter where a business’s employees are located, they need reliable, secure access to their data and applications. The SD-WAN architecture is characterized by simplified operations, pervasive mobility, and more efficient bandwidth utilization. Other benefits include:
- Centralized management with cloud-based orchestration
- Rapid, zero-touch deployment
- Unified wired and wireless networks
- Comprehensive edge security with robust VPN capability
It can be difficult to achieve these goals for all branches, however, using only traditional wired networks. Some locations don’t have access to the link diversity needed to truly benefit from SD-WAN using only wired links. Larger, geographically diverse businesses are struggling with the sheer number of ISPs needed to have diverse broadband connections across their locations. And agile businesses are succeeding by bringing their products and services directly to their customers through temporary, pop-up or store-in-store branches that don’t have access to any wired networks.
The white paper from Cradlepoint discusses the importance of the wireless software-defined branch, which enables organizations to achieve the goals of SD-WAN in all their locations and converge all network elements onto one easy-to-management platform. This converged platform includes wired and wireless connectivity, security/policy enforcement, and intelligent WAN services via SD-WAN functionality. It’s a new architecture enabled by the combination of advanced networking software, virtualization technologies and radical advances in wireless capacity and quality.
Cradlepoint’s all-in-one wireless SD-Branch solution provides edge routing, wireless LAN, firewall and SD-WAN functionality as well as support for those essential LTE connections. Cradlepoint NetCloud solutions provide an elastic edge that can adapt and evolve as business needs dictate. Powered by wireless connectivity, the elastic edge is software-defined, policy-driven, and highly orchestrated to reduce the complexity of today’s branch networks and achieve the SD-WAN goal of Day 1 availability.
Read the full white paper today to see how Cradlepoint is in a unique position to bring together software-defined technologies, cloud management, and as-a-service delivery with the next-generation of mobile and fixed wireless broadband services — including gigabit LTE and 5G — to make the truly wireless branch a reality.
Download the full Cradlepoint white paper to learn more.