In addition to load balancing, FatPipe’s SD-WAN combines multiple aspects of branch requirements such as firewalls, VPN, and DNS. The platform can be delivered as on-premises equipment or as a virtual appliance.
“With version 9, FatPipe has focused on fitting into environments where some branches may have complex network needs while others need simpler cost-effective solutions,” said a FatPipe Networks spokesperson in an email. “FatPipe has enhanced our integration with Avaya’s fabric by eliminating the need for Avaya’s Open Network Adapter (ONA) in branches that use FatPipe SD-WAN.”
In networks where SDN orchestration is already in place, FatPipe has an application program interface (API) that will integrate with the SDN orchestration to extend the segmentation of the data center across the WAN as well, the spokesperson said.
Layer 2 and Layer 3 support allow for routed and switched topologies for SDN deployment by merging the LAN and the WAN. This allows for more simplified routing capabilities and lower latency.
New configuration designs also make it easier to configure VPN and policy routing, which can be sent to remote branch office devices automatically from a central location.
Users can manage application flows across the WAN with application visibility tools. This includes increased abilities in application identification and control over flow direction.