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Globe pioneers Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) in PH

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 19 Feb 2018, 11:52pm

Globe pioneers Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) in PH

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Globe Telecom, through its information and communications arm Globe Business, is pioneering the Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology in the Philippines. Simplifying the way how enterprises and growing businesses branch out in different parts of the country, SD-WAN makes use of a plug-and-play device that leverages on cloud-based technology that can be easily installed and configured as long as there is fixed broadband connectivity.

For example, banks with several branches and automated teller machines (ATMs) across the country can now build secure, reliable, and efficient network connections via Globe SD-WAN. Applications and transactions can operate real-time on multiple connections on an intelligent system. In case of disconnection, these applications and transactions will continue running by utilizing all available bandwidth in other connections to ensure operational continuity.

In addition, companies can also re-route to SD-WAN non-mission critical activities such as conference calls, emails, and live video streaming to free up bandwidth from the corporate data network.

Globe's SD-WAN works well with a company's existing Wide Area Network (WAN) and Internet Protocol-Virtual Private Network (IP-VPN) connections, allowing enterprises to adapt to customers' needs immediately. Organizations can also achieve optimal connectibity by means of automated rerouting of traffic across the most efficient routes and connections.

“We continue to modernize and expand our corporate data network, ensuring that it is future-ready to offer businesses the services and solutions they need even in remote areas in the country. SD-WAN revolutionizes how corporate data networks in the Philippines are defined.  It would enable us to reach places we’ve never been before, capitalizing on both our broadband and corporate data network,” said Gil Genio, Globe Chief Technology and Information Officer.

“Globe SD-WAN is one of the solutions that will bolster our efforts in providing better, faster, simpler, and more reliable connectivity for businesses in the Philippines.  It opens up opportunities for businesses to do more and be more. Making businesses flourish is part of our thrust to become the Trusted Business Advisor. We provide businesses with the right technologies, build better infrastructure, and share best business practices and know-how,” said Peter Maquera, Globe SVP for Enterprise Group.