Organizations are currently undergoing a digital transformation which – since it is clear that WAN networks are the central nervous system of organizations – affects two aspects of WAN networks. First of all, their growth and delocalisation together with new ways of working are making them increasingly geographically diversified, and also leading to ever-increasing numbers of remote and mobile users. Secondly, the mode of accessing information and applications, which is increasingly being done through access to third-party services in the cloud, and which all offices access directly, means that corporate traffic is no longer in the form of a star as it has been up until now, and corporate links are becoming meaningless. This is making traditional WAN architecture obsolete in the face of a new model, more agile and less expensive.
SD-WAN is the answer to the new demands organizations are putting on their communications networks. Teldat’s implementation of this technology not only offers the possibility of accessing all its functionalities but also allows you to do so in a flexible and gradual way that is in line with what the customer actually needs or can deal with.
A new way of implementing networks through a single platform which allows IT managers to reduce complexity and operational costs, without sacrificing full functionality, security and reliability.
Different companies have different needs and, in line with the modular design concept, Teldat’s SD-WAN solution can be adapted to new requirements at any time through Cloud Net Manager (CNM). This is an interface software at the heart of the solution which allows customers to contract a basic solution that can grow in capacity by adding functions and services as and when required.
This is the management platform’s main component and holds the intelligence of the WAN. It is responsible for integrating different networks into a single platform. CNM Base can scale to support a very large number of nodes and works in high availability mode. Depending on user needs, it can either be installed in the public cloud or in the user’s own data centre.
This module allows you to automatically configure your office devices in a process known as Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP). Given the critical nature of this process, CNM Provisioner guarantees the reliability of the communication channel used by the CNM Base and establishes a secure connection in order to prevent any third parties from intercepting or modifying information.
CNM Visualizer gathers and displays information about application-level traffic, allowing you to have full visibility of the usage users make of services, applications and network capacity. All collected data is presented in a unified, high-level monitoring view – which you can expand to see a single user.
CNM Controller centrally manages network operational functions. The objective is to facilitate network changes, configuration and provisioning through a simple and intuitive graphical interface, and thereby reduce considerably the time spent on operational tasks.
This platform adds your own or third-party functionality to the standard SD-WAN solution in order to increase its power. For example, you can include WAN optimization, networked storage or additional security features, and all without affecting the net data throughput.
The world is continually changing and evolving, as are businesses and their needs. In order to allow our customers to master the current challenges and take their company one step further, Teldat recently launched the third version of its SD-WAN solution: Cloud Net Manager (CNMv3). The new solution offers a far more modern user interface with brand new responsive design features – thereby allowing it to adapt to different screen types and sizes so that it can be used on any device.
Thanks to a new microservices-based computing, the new CNMv3 solution also supports the concept of projects for managing networks. Customers can use individual templates and configure networks independently of other networks.