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Solving the Challenges of the Distributed Enterprise Network

Distributed enterprises today are deploying hybrid WANs that leverage both private connections, such as MPLS, and broadband Internet connections in an integrated WAN architecture to achieve optimal cost and reliable performance. Broadband connections, such as cable, fiber, and DSL, can provide improved price performance, thereby eliminating the need to add additional expensive MPLS connections at the branch locations. However, broadband connections have been typically used as separate networks for less critical purposes, such as Internet access offload or as a backup to MPLS. Now, with distributed enterprises wanting to augment their existing WANs by pushing more real-time, latency-sensitive applications such as VoIP, video, cloud services, and thinclient apps over broadband connections, certain inherent challenges are becoming clear.