CenturyLink has announced the availability of CenturyLink Managed Hybrid SD-WAN solutions, a comprehensive set of WAN packages that leverage software-defined wide-area networking technology to integrate and optimize traffic flow across both broadband internet connections and private MPLS networks.

The solutions utilize application-aware routing to automatically identify the best end-to-end path based on application requirements and network latency, with the objective of delivering optimal performance between users and applications, regardless of whether the applications reside on-premises or in the cloud.

“Businesses are looking to evolve their networks to better support their mission-critical business and cloud initiatives,” said Troy Trenchard, vice president, product management at CenturyLink. “Our Managed Hybrid SD-WAN solutions enable businesses to leverage their existing investments in MPLS while adding next-generation network capabilities. By using these new offerings, businesses can deliver high application performance and security across the WAN, especially for cloud-hosted apps.”

The solutions support businesses transformation to next-generation networks by easing the integration, operations and performance management complexities associated with creating hybrid WAN environments.

CenturyLink provides core infrastructure, design and implementation, security, transport and provider management, along with centralized monitoring and management.

The offering includes built-in encryption, segmentation and security policy control through a central portal that secures traffic at all locations, including branches. Additional managed security services, including security log monitoring, incident management and response services, can also be integrated.

Channel Impact®
The packages provide a solid opportunity to help customers effectively and efficiently migrate to next-generation network technologies.