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Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) - Service Description

"A Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) is an automated approach to managing enterprise network connectivity and circuit costs. It incorporates software-defined networking (SDN) into an application that businesses can use to quickly create a private network providing services like business-grade IP VPN, secure broadband Internet or application-aware routing with full security and QoS over WAN connections. Traffic can be automatically and dynamically forwarded across the most appropriate WAN path based on network conditions, the security and quality-of-service (QoS) requirements of the application traffic at hand, and cost of the circuit.  Cogeco Peer 1 Software-Defined WAN service provides a secure overlay network on top of underlying physical connectivity, connecting one or more physical locations including any combination of customer and Cogeco Peer 1 locations regardless if they are on-net or off-net to Cogeco Peer 1. Only control plane traffic is routed through to the Cogeco Peer 1 core network and typically uses 1-2 Kbps per SD-WAN device.The control plane is responsible for the running protocol and management software processes while the data plane is responsible for the actual forwarding of traffic data. The underlying connectivity can be one of any network connectivity services including broadband Internet, traditional MPLS or wireless mobile (wireless support coming soon). This fully managed network is cost-effective, flexible and supports quick deployment." 

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