ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Spectrum Enterprise, a part of Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR), today announced the details of its unique approach to Hybrid Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solutions and is demonstrating its next-generation solution in a networking proof of concept (PoC) at the fourth annual Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) global conference.
The Spectrum Enterprise Hybrid SD-WAN solution will enable businesses to leverage the performance of Ethernet, the ubiquity of Internet connectivity and the flexibility of SD-WAN to create Hybrid WANs by stitching together native Ethernet WANs and Internet-based SD-WAN connections. As a result, businesses can easily establish, modify or expand their WAN or transition away from their legacy network services. With the Spectrum Enterprise Hybrid SD-WAN solution, businesses will be able to:
- Overlay an SD-WAN solution over any access technology for new locations or over their existing WAN;
- Extend their current native Ethernet WAN by rapidly stitching in remote sites using SD-WAN over Internet access;
- Build a network of their choice by choosing the ideal connectivity option on a per-site basis and based on unique needs for each site.
"As businesses go through digital transformations, their networking needs evolve to require dynamic services that provide visibility and control," said Greg King, Senior Vice President, Product, Marketing and Strategy for Spectrum Enterprise. "Our Hybrid SD-WAN strategy offers choice and flexibility to help our clients address their individual networking needs."
The Spectrum Enterprise Hybrid SD-WAN solution will also provide a number of software-controlled features including:
- A client portal to manage visibility and control over the entire service end-to-end;
- Application-level use of business policies at each site for routing traffic;
- Pre-defined network security templates and policies;
- Automation of connectivity to the cloud.
Spectrum Enterprise is targeting existing clients with complex networking needs to participate in the field trials.
Spectrum Enterprise will demonstrate its Hybrid SD-WAN solution with a compelling client use case during the Metro Ethernet Forum’s MEF17 Conference in Orlando, Florida. Located in MEF17 Booth #300 and the Proof of Concept Demonstration Pavilion, the demonstration will take place from November 13 – November 15 and include the activation and stitching of SD-WAN overlay locations into an existing Ethernet WAN connected to the public cloud, applying business policies and traffic routing, activating a virtual firewall in real-time along with setting firewall policies through a user portal.
About Spectrum Enterprise
Spectrum Enterprise, a part of Charter Communications, is a national provider of scalable, fiber technology solutions serving many of America’s largest businesses and communications service providers. The broad Spectrum Enterprise portfolio includes networking and managed services solutions: Internet access, Ethernet access and networks, Voice and TV solutions, Managed Application, Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Hosting Services. Our industry-leading team of experts works closely with clients to achieve greater business success by providing these solutions designed to meet their evolving needs. For more information, visit enterprise.spectrum.com.
SOURCE Charter Communications, Inc.