Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a network capability for routing traffic that decouples the networking hardware from the software controlling mechanism. In November 2018 Oracle completed the acquisition of Talari, the original innovators of failsafe SD-WAN technology and the leader in offering carrier-agnostic, failsafe SD-WANs. Talari have now become Oracle Communications Failsafe SD-WAN and are aimed at organisations that have mission-critical, real-time applications including VoIP, desktop virtualisation (VDI) and web/video conferencing that require high availability and predictable performance.
Oracle Failsafe SD-WAN
Delivering reliable communications for mission-critical applications
Key features and benefits
- Best-in-class failsafe SD-WAN technology
- Built for physical, virtual or cloud nodes
- A high quality of experience (QoE) for real-time, mission-critical applications
- Flexible architecture
- 500+ customers and over 10,000 site deployments worldwide
- Single, central management console
- Licence portability
- 50-150x bandwidth/$ versus standalone MPLS service
- Monthly WAN costs reduced 40-80%
- Greater reliability and app QoE than any single MPLS networks
- Radically reduced WAN troubleshooting costs (CapEx and OpEx)
- Non-disruptive deployment with existing MPLS and WAN optimisation solutions
- Zero-touch IT perimeter management
- Superior support for real-time apps, eg UCaaS and videoconferencing
- Acquisition and budget flexibility
Delivering critical VoIP services
Challenge – Requirement to deliver platinum VoIP quality across WAN services between regional emergency services locations, where WAN comprises private and public services of varying quality.
Outcome – Following deployment of SD-WAN appliances at critical locations, no VoIP sessions have been lost (or experienced service impacting VoIP quality issues) between regional emergency services locations.
Delivering optimal performance and reliability
Challenge – Requirement to deliver optimal performance and reliability for all applications accessing data-centre resources, fully utilise varied WAN services in all global locations, deliver central provisioning, updating and troubleshooting of WAN services, and provide verified security architecture for data across the SD-WAN.
Outcome – SD-WAN offered both instant failover and full-time bandwidth utilisation across all WAN services. Bespoke apps, document management and data back-up could use all available WAN bandwidth and VoIP / RDP applications get priority access to best available WAN services.
Delivering VoIP and bespoke manufacturing applications suite across global corporate WANs
Challenge – Requirement to deliver VoIP and bespoke manufacturing applications suite across global corporate WANs. Significant VoIP / video-quality issues causing business impact. Data back-up needs to run overnight due to lack of available bandwidth.
Outcome – Increased WAN capacity, improved network resiliency and lowered costs. Phone calls and videoconferences are loud and clear. No VoIP / video-quality issues. Bespoke business applications are speedy and unimpeded by network congestion or link failure.
Delivering optimal voice and video services for non-static locations
Challenge – Requirement to deliver high bandwidth, resilient, secure services over mobile IP networks. Need uninterrupted voice and video across multiple LTE/4G/satellite service providers.
Outcome – Optimal voice and video services delivered across available WAN services. Visibility of network service quality and bandwidth utilisation across all services. Visibility of application health across available services.