03 November 2017
Interoute has launched a software-defined WAN service meshed into its global Cloud Fabric.
The company says Edge SD-WAN reduces costs and improves cloud application performance by “intelligently” managing connections to applications.
Interoute says using its Cloud Fabric, the new service blends public and private access networks into one dynamic application network.
It claims this ensures application traffic is directed over the fastest routes without impacting availability or needing costly, unused backup circuits.
Cloud Fabric binds together Interoute’s 17 “Virtual Data Centres”, Cloud Zones, colo facilities, PoPs, and third-party cloud providers with what the firms describer as an “ultra-low latency” private network backbone.
According to the company, the Cloud Fabric mesh is constantly adapting and re-routing itself to intelligently optimise application data flows between local offices and the corporate private cloud environment, and accelerate applications delivered from the public cloud.
Interoute adds that sensitive information and critical traffic is delivered using this global private network and the application performance aware routing.
Integrated network acceleration uses de-duplication and compression to reduce bandwidth requirements and deliver non-business critical traffic using a secure tunnel over the public internet. Low priority public internet activity is also passed through the SD-WAN platform to ensure it is secure.
Mark Lewis, EVP of products and development at Interoute, says that as more applications move to the cloud, enterprise users can be forced to take an indirect route across the global internet to access those apps, resulting in increased latency and poor performance.
He says: “Edge SD-WAN combined with Interoute’s Cloud Fabric software defined core ensures that traffic takes the fastest and most direct route, optimising throughput and ultimately cloud application performance.
“It provides access to public and private computing combined with accelerated access to other applications elsewhere in the cloud.”