Hey everyone, Phillip Durant and Rick Nelson with Uniti Fiber. Were here today to give you a demonstration of SD-WAN or Software Defined Wide Area Networking in a practical application.
Today we have connections from the outside world in a third-party provider, from Uniti Fiber and bringing them together to the SD-WAN edge device—to which we’ve attached a phone line and a VoIP type telephone. We’re going to show you a practical example of establishing a voice call through the SD-WAN device and what happens when a circuit is disrupted for some reason.
So now we’ll show that a call has been established by having music play—but imagine that two people are having a conversation. Now we’ll remove the first circuit. You’ll see the call is still carrying on as normal and you’ll see back here on the status screen, the circuit has gone into a red status to indicate that the circuit has gone down—however the call has been carrying on as if nothing has occurred.
We’ll plug the circuit back in, and you can see that the status has been changed from red, back to green status on the screen—showing the circuit is back and running as normal. Now we’ll remove the second circuit and the call has again maintained itself.
That’s right Philip, this dashboard is very handy for showing you not only the performance for those circuits for which the device is attached, but the overall performance of the SD-WAN environment with the protocols and different types of applications in which you attach.
Now this is one practical example, every business has phone calls so we understand that every business benefits from your phone calls not going down. But SD-WAN applies to every applications to your business no matter if you’re a small or large business.
I worked for a bank who implemented SD-WAN and it really helped improve the end-user experience for our bankers out in the branches because they had more reliability from having the two circuits up all the time. Even if one failed, their service was not interrupted and therefore they could perform better for their clients.
We went from 40 trouble tickets a week to four or five every six months, all because the SD-WAN performance and the throughput of the SD-WAN experience.
That’s right Rick, SD-WAN is a technology that can be applied to your business both large and small, and we’d love to talk to you more about this technology and how it can benefit you. Please give us a call or reach out to us today—we look forward to working with you.