What Is Hybrid-WAN Technology?

Hybrid WAN combines the use of two major Internet Protocol or IP technologies. The most common configuration is a combination of carrier Multiprotocol Label Switching or MPLS and Virtual Private Network or VPN infrastructures. This allows a company to combine the VPN structure usually reserved for smaller companies and the larger MPLS system used by major corporations or large companies. A hybrid model uses both at a specific site.

There are also other ways to combine WAN technology, depending on the needs of the customer. At XRoads Networks, we offer a wide range of hybrid WAN options. We can configure your wide-area network and data center interconnect architecture to meet the specific needs of your company, no matter what its size or purpose.

Why Should I Consider a Hybrid WAN Configuration?

In the past, wide-area networks were a one-size fits all proposition. However, with the development of cloud server technology and with mobility taking the forefront in many applications, this is no longer the case. A company information network must do more than simply store and retrieve data; it must also evolve to meet changing network needs.

Old-fashioned WANs, which may have worked for your company in the past, are truly a thing of the past. If your WAN is inefficient, there is no need to continue trying to patch it together or, worse still, force your company to fit your network rather than the other way around. XRoads Networks can configure a hybrid WAN that will met your exact needs.

Are Hybrid WANs Really More Efficient?

There is no doubt that a hybrid WAN can be vastly more efficient than a traditional network. Older networks handle bursts of traffic very poorly; if you have ever experienced "lag time" in your company's network, this should be all too evident. A WAN that can change from one type of network configuration to another can handle traffic much more efficiently.

Additionally, traditional WANs are often overloaded with different and conflicting applications and programs. A hybrid WAN can solve this problem by conforming to the latest software updates. Further, old WANs usually operate by separating management tasks into different silos, which can lead to performance issues. Hybrid WANs often allow communication between management architecture components, creating a better-performing overall system.

XRoads Networks offers hybrid-WAN technology for customers who can benefit from wide area network architecture.

Let us help you take advantage of the benefits of a hybrid WAN system for your business.