Did you know new solutions don’t need to involve swapping out everything you have or be expensive? Here are three established myths, and how ActivePort’s SD-WAN 2.0 unravels these to create a new way to connect.
SD-WAN myth 1: There is only one way to manage application performance over multiple paths – forward error correction (FEC)
FACT: FEC works fine, but it takes up bandwidth, up to 50 percent of it. If you are using 2 x 100Mbps links, up to 100Mbps is being used to help manage your SD-WAN solution. That means you are paying up to twice the price for the bandwidth you need.
SD-WAN myth 2: Packet duplication improves application performance.
FACT: The concept here is to send duplicated packets over two paths and let the network protocol (TCP/IP) resolve the duplication problem when two identical packets arrive at a destination. This works fine, but doubles the bandwidth requirement. That’s why we like to call this the “throw money at it” solution.
SD-WAN myth 3: Dynamic path selection is the same as quality of service (QoS).
FACT: Dynamic path selection is not the same as QoS. Yes, dynamic path selection can help manage during congestion, but it’s a poor way to manage your most important or mission critical information. QoS remains the best way to manage traffic prioritization.
There is a new way to connect
ActivePort’s SD-WAN 2.0 uses high efficiency tunnels with automated performance management. The management of these tunnels is highly efficient and instead of a “send more traffic band aid”, ActivePort’s SD-WAN focuses on highly sensitive management of jitter, packet loss, flap and error detection. This has been proven to effectively manage sub second session failover, effective Quality of Service, encryption and TCP proxy.
To sum up: Our solution is more cost efficient. It works better – so that if a link ever fails during a really important video conference, you don’t even notice that it happened.