Continuous increase of hardware maintenance costs prompted a Data Traffic management provider to switch to a cloud-based architecture, in an effort to increase profit and productivity while reducing downtime. The existing on-premise solution also needed to be transformed to operate in the cloud.
Over five years, the solutions were transformed including engineering for the Central server solution and Traffic Shaping solutions running on partially-dedicated edge devices at each location being managed. Subsequently, they were also re-designed and re-engineered to work on the cloud:
- Enabling the Edge device software to run as a Virtual Appliance, capable of being remotely installed and run on any Edge device.
- Re-engineering the Central server components to operate with the distributed Appliances that are installed on Edge devices.
- Enabling collaboration with the Partner ecosystem for an NFV / SDN environment, where the Central Server software could work with Partners’ Traffic shaping solutions on edge devices.
The Transformation now addresses the re-design and engineering to operate as an SD-WAN solution.
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