Rethinking How You Can Leverage a Talari THINKING SD-WAN

In case you missed it, there was some exciting news from Talari last week. We released two major software updates; one for our Adaptive Private Networking (APN) software that runs on Talari appliances and the second for our centralized management platform, Talari Aware.

At a high level, the capabilities offered in these releases enable a Talari SD-WAN to support a variety of new use cases that typically revolve around delivering a smart, simple and secure branch infrastructure. Also, these features are universally supported across all of the current Talari appliances which greatly simplifies the compatibility matrix by taking the guess work out of which features are supported on which platform. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most interesting features.

Routing protocol support delivers easy SD-WAN deployment and router consolidation

Talari appliances now support BGP and OSPF routing protocols, which offer many benefits when it comes to deploying a Talari SD-WAN. Gone are the days when administrators manually configured static routes to establish IP forwarding since the Talari appliances can now dynamically learn network reachability information. This capability greatly reduces the time it takes to install a new appliance as well as improve the ability of Talari appliances to identify failed downstream networks while adjust traffic forwarding to accommodate the network change. Another key benefit of routing protocols support is that it allows organizations to eliminate traditional branch routers by migrating their functionality to a Talari appliance, which lowers CAPEX costs while reducing device sprawl.

Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRFs) enables a multi-tenant SD-WAN solution

Are you interested in using a single Talari appliances to support multiple groups, departments or customers in a secure deployment? If the answer is “yes” then you will appreciate what VRFs have to offer. VRFs allow you to take the routing table of a Talari appliance and divide it into multiple, isolated routing domains. Since each VRF routing table is isolated, common challenges, such as overlapping IP addresses from different customers, can be handled with ease. This capability simplifies the WAN by eliminating the need to “rack-and-stack” multiple physical appliances to achieve the same level of data segmentation.

IPsec Tunnel Termination delivers improved Talari integration with traditional VPNs

IPsec continues to be a very popular VPN technology that supports secure communications between sites and devices. Talari now natively supports IPsec tunnel termination on our non-conduit interfaces. This capability offers many benefits including allowing organizations to phase the introduction of Talari into WANs that utilize IPsec for branch office connectivity. Sites that are Talari enabled can use our secure conduits to exchange information, and when a Talari appliance communicates with a non-Talari location or device, IPsec can be leveraged. One additional benefit is that organizations now have the option to transfer IPsec Tunnel termination from a dedicated VPN concentrator to a Talari appliance, which reduces device sprawl and branch complexity.

Talari Aware 2.0 enables cloud-hosted SD-WAN manageability and analytics

Talari Aware is the centralized management system that gives IT staff the ability to configure, monitor and analyze a Talari SD-WAN. With version 2.0, you can deploy Talari Aware not only on VMware ESX but also in Amazon Web Services as a native Amazon Machine Image (AMI). By offering a cloud-based implementation, IT organizations have an easy way to access their SD-WAN management platform.

If you would like to learn more about these releases, come back and visit our blog or request a demo of our solution. We will be posting additional detailed entries that review how these capabilities can help you easily and rapidly deploy a Talari Thinking SD-WAN.





Categories: Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN), WAN to Cloud, Network Reliability