Zayo unveils SD-WAN product

04 January 2018 | James Pearce


Zayo Group has launched a software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution in order to tackle the growing enterprise market.

Zayo’s SD-WAN is an integrated extension of the carrier’s fibre-based IP/MPLS backbone offerings and will improve performance and reliability on enterprise networks, it claimed.

The company is offering two WAN management packages – basic and advanced – which include managed and unmanaged options. It offers cost-effective location integration and service provisioning, supporting enterprises as they look to accommodate a growing number of users accessing their networks.

Zayo’s SD-WAN incorporates MPLS, internet, and LTE into primary and multi-path configurations. It allows for dynamic traffic steering which prioritises traffic at the application level to available paths, boosting network performance.

“The WAN is one of the most critical components of any enterprise network infrastructure and can be complex and challenging to manage,” said Mike Strople, president of Zayo Enterprise Networks.

“Zayo's SD-WAN makes WAN management easier and more efficient, providing better performance, flexibility and reliability.”

The launch is the latest product announced by Zayo for its portfolio of WAN solutions that already includes a number of IP and Ethernet-based solutions, both managed and un-managed.

Zayo runs a 126,000-mile network in North America and Europe which includes extensive metro fibre assets connecting thousands of buildings and data centres.

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