My ultimate SD-WAN solution

Guiding principles

  • Simplicity is king. The real opportunity of Software-Defined is to focus on business outcomes first: drive and operate a network that supports the business by accelerating processes, making operations error-free and guaranteeing the best resiliency for applications. Automation is hiding all the complexity.
  • Design it to be cloud-native and support Cloud-First use-cases.
  • Don’t reinvent the wheel: there are so many great building blocks out there so it would be a shame not to leverage them.
  • Multitenant not only from a management point of view but also at the data plane level.
  • Make it natively interoperable hence document APIs, offer SDKs, use open standards (MP-BGP, IPSEC,netconf…) and open source technologies
  • Build it to be highly scalable and portable (i.e. multiple form factors)
  • Implement observability and open it up to third parties (ingest data or feed other tools)
  • Security is fully baked in the product, not an afterthought…

Data plane

Appliances and form factor

Routing

Overlay

Path Resiliency features

Control plane

Management plane

Conclusion

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Love to learn and share. Network & App guy. #cloudnative & #serverless believer. Sr. Manager Developer Advocate @awscloud

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