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Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN Monitoring

Enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud-based services, such as SaaS applications, which in turn increases reliance on the Internet to deliver WAN traffic. Use of traditional MPLS services makes sub-optimal use of costly backhaul WAN bandwidth given that many critical applications and services are no longer internal. As a result, enterprises are migrating to hybrid WAN architectures and SD-WAN technology that combines direct Internet access (DIA), IP VPN tunnels, and traditional MPLS circuits. A robust market of SD-WAN vendors and managed SD-WAN providers has arisen in the last several years to meet this need. Analysts predict that adoption of SD-WAN solutions will become nearly ubiquitous as enterprises refresh their branch office routers over time. An SD-WAN network leverages controllers and orchestration software to optimize hybrid WAN modernization, as orchestration enables automated, near real-time bandwidth management between DIA, backhaul tunnels and MPLS links.

Who Moved My Network? Mastering Hybrid WANs

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  • Why the dynamics for the modern WAN have changed
  • How Cisco and ThousandEyes address this
  • Why our integrated solution can help you master hybrid WANs

Deploying Enterprise Agents

Using ThousandEyes Enterprise Agents deployed in your data centers and branch offices, you gain deep visibility into the performance of critical applications, both within and outside your enterprise network. Enterprise Agents proactively test applications to reveal hop-by-hop network path, server connectivity, page load metrics, as well as simulate user transactions. Monitor connectivity via Direct Internet Access (DIA), IPSec overlay tunnels and their underlay paths. This visibility enables you to determine if the application or the network is the source of an issue—and to identify which provider is responsible, so you can reduce mean time to troubleshoot (MTTT) and ensure a high-quality user experience.

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