The WAN cloud solution allows a business to penetrate their WAN into the cloud, this means that they can have the ability to control, manage and have visibility into the connection between a company’s data centre, physical locations, private cloud instances, and public cloud instances. The connection to the cloud is composed of two or more aggregated links and each path is constantly measured and assessed in each direction for availability and quality. Utilising this information allows the WAN cloud solution to direct each packet down the best path to ensure that application quality is maximised, that applications and content are always available regardless of any single network failure, and that any issues in performance can be easily identified as network related or not.
If there is a failure or quality issue on the connection from any location to the cloud, traffic will automatically be moved to a higher quality available and because this behaviour isn’t dependant on routing protocols, the failover occurs almost instantly and no sessions are interrupted.
Data sent to and from the cloud across public links is encrypted using either 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption and additional security features are available to ensure that data can not be interpreted or compromised. A single session of data can be split among two or more links, making reassembly virtually impossible and thus increasing security levels substantially.
Probes and pings are not required as every link between each location and the cloud is monitored and measured using real traffic. The collected data is collated for business intelligence by aggregation and is made available in management screens and reports. This data can allow IT staff to quickly determine whether a performance issue is due to network provider or cloud provider issues and each type of application is MOS-scored as it transits the network to the cloud so it’s easy to see at a glance what quality each type of application received.
In minutes you can turn on Talari in the cloud and it can be used on an hourly basis to support on-demand or intermittently used cloud applications. And with built-in rate limiting, it can prevent surprise bandwidth usage bills caused by unexpected traffic spikes.
Company priorities can be enforced on cloud traffic, so that if congestion occurs or traffic is being rate-limited the most important applications receive priority on the network.
The connection to the cloud is treated like any WAN link, this means that the configuration can be done via Talari’s graphical management interface. The settings and configuration can be the same throughout the WAN and because of Talari’s security, there is no need to separately provision VPNs.
Talari’s WAN to cloud solution can dynamically build encrypted connections over public Internet links to the cloud. This can be done from any location as traffic demand exceeds user-defined thresholds and this makes configuration is easy while ensuring that each location receives the best possible cloud experience.