SD-WAN White Paper
Wide Area Networks (WANs) have been the basis for long-distance communication for decades. Over time their complexity and manageability has increased as new applications and features have been added. This slows down the upgrade process significantly as new features typically requires adding or changing hardware in the network – which all needs to be tested before being brought online.
Two new concepts – Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) – are generating huge interest because they promise to add more flexibility and faster updating of networks.
Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions are based on SDN adapted for WAN connections in enterprise networks over a wide geographical area – including branch offices and data centers. SD-WANs let enterprises and service providers deploy new networking services, applications and features faster, with more flexibility and at a lower cost than ever before.
As a result, SD-WAN solutions are now being deployed and the market is expected to grow rapidly. However, testing new SD-WAN solutions to ensure the networks operate properly and to verify their performance presents its own challenges.
This White Paper examines those challenges and explains how Xena’s L4-7 and L2-3 test platforms provide the features needed to quickly and cost-effectively test and verify the performance of SD-WAN solutions.
SD-WAN White Paper – CONTENT
- SD-WAN Requirements
- SD-WAN Testing
- SD-WAN Vendors
- SD-WAN Service Providers
- Xena Networks SD-WAN Test Solutions
- Testing up to Layer 3
- Testing above Layer 3
- Test Automation