Data traffic is at an all-time high. By now, enterprises need Internet not only for emailing, but also for VoIP telephony, for the most diverse cloud-based applications on their computers, tablets, and cell phones, for a secure basic company network, for video-conferences with colleagues, customers, and suppliers, for up-to-date ERP systems, and many more. As of now, Internet outages are already disastrous for many branches, from the smallest cupcake vendor that can’t update its website to the largest automobile company whose production systems rely on continuous updates of how many components are available and how many finished products have been shipped off.
Everything in our modern world is connected, every industry as well as every use case. Every day, an increasing number of applications and services are outsourced into the Cloud because its more economic from an overall view. This trend also means that the need for resilient high-bandwidth Internet connections is on the rise and will be even more so for the future. Existing Internet technologies struggle to satisfy these new needs – when the most common Internet protocol TCP was first standardized in 1981, nobody could even have imagined the amounts of data traffic that are transmitted every second 36 years later.
There are a lot of vendors on the market when it comes to SD-WAN: VeloCloud, Talari, Riverbed and Cisco, to name a few. However, none of these solves the problem of the underlying broadband lines to be too slow or unreliable.
But even modern companies are challenged by this development. Internet technology standards that were state-of-the-art just a few years back and were sold to them as future-proof, are no longer able to provide the bandwidths needed today. Replacing them in increasingly shorter periods of time creates huge costs that get more painful the larger a company and its IT infrastructure is.
The only way out of this vicious circle is a technology that combines current standards. The keyword here is bonding: By bonding together two or better more standard connections like MPLS, DSL, cable and 3G/4G mobile radio from different providers into one highly resilient high-bandwidth Internet connection like, for instance, Viprinet does, all these challenges can be met: The overall available bandwidth increases, data security increases as data streams get distributed over the available individual links only in fragments, overall availability increases since there is always at least one individual link left, and costs decrease. The latter is especially true if such a connectivity solution can be implemented as SDWAN solution into existing IT infrastructures, as it is the case with Viprinet. SDWAN Bonding is the solution to the modern world’s connectivity problems and will be for many years to come.