NMSaaS SD-WAN

 A better way to connect your offices and users

The NMSaaS SD-WAN solution is a packet-based link aggregation (load balancing) solution.  Unlike other session based SD-WAN solutions we deliver a seamless fail over with real-time session continuity and best of breed 95% efficient link aggregation.

Our packet based approach also provides further security through packet-based link aggregation routing individual customer connections across multiple network paths.  We also support standard full encryption with AES128, AES256, and Salsa20(256).

NMSaaS SD-WAN is fully multi-tenant with an extensive API for operational and business systems integrations resulting in full integration to BSS/OSS through REST/JSON, orchestration, provisioning, and reporting/alerting.

NMSaaS SD-WAN is fully software based, runs on standard x86 hardware making it independant of access and DC/cloud provider.  It is the first container certified, cloud-native solution for the Open-Shift SD-WAN platform.

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Which NMSaaS Modules Are You Interested In Learning More About and/or Conducting a Trial?

Interested in Learning More?

Possible Next Steps – email us at info@nmsaas.com to:

  • Schedule a discovery call. You choose how long from 15 minutes to 2 hours
  • Schedule a technical discussion/demo with one of our pre-sales engineers

Frequently Asked Questions about NMSD-WAN

  1. Is the solution IP based or MAC based load balancing? Or can you choose?
    Load balancing is packet based, not IP source or MAC based. There are different algorithms used depending on the mix of links in play. We offer Weighted Round Robin, Flowlet, and IDMPQ as available options.

 

  1. How do you respond to customers that say that the reason MPLS is still around despite solutions like DMVPN having been available for years is that the latter just don’t cut it?
    DMVPN as a technology works well but is complex to configure. It also does not solve problems like time outs, reconvergence, etc. MPLS is considered the conservative option, but it is expensive, complex, inflexible and slow by today’s standards. The NMSD-WAN solution is the best of both, very flexible, easy to deploy, fast, reliable, etc.

 

  1. What if you need end-to-end DSCP prioritization support?
    Our solution does not strip DSCP and we pass the markings through. However, we CAN read the DSCP and honor them. This is a customer decision, based on where the classification of traffic is done and where the trust boundaries are. 

 

  1. Can we host the SD-WAN aggregators, or they must be at your DC?
     The aggregators can be placed anywhere. This includes customer DCs for hybrid or privacy requirements, but they can also be placed at a partner’s DC.

 

  1. Do you have good experience with Satellite links?
    Yes. We the solution has been tested and is in use by some clients who do a lot of work on satellite. It works very well in that environment.

 

  1. Is the CPE a VM?  Do you have specs?
    The CPE can run on NMSaaS provided hardware OR on a client provided platform as long as it does meet the minimum specs.  Please see below:

Bonders

  • Environment: bare metal, ESX, Xen
  • Throughput and required CPU is listed in the performance ratings document:
      • If tunnel encryption is enabled, AES acceleration instruction set is recommended for faster speeds
  • RAM: 256 MB minimum, 1 GB recommended
  • Disk: minimum 4 GB. For highest reliability, use hard disks, solid state disks, or flash storage with good wear-leveling algorithms. Flash storage without good wear-leveling algorithms tend to fail sooner than other types of storage.

Private WAN routers

  • Environment:
      • bare metal, ESX, Xen, or KVM
  • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon CPU Ivy Bridge (2013) or newer with at least 4 cores
      • If private WAN encryption is enabled, then AES acceleration instruction set is recommended for faster speeds
  • RAM: minimum 4 GB, add 50 MB/private WAN space and can use more depending on the number of routes the space has.
  • Disk: minimum 4 GB. For highest reliability, use hard disks, solid state disks, or flash storage with good wear-leveling algorithms. Flash storage without good wear-leveling algorithms tend to fail sooner than other types of storage.
  • Network:
      • Ethernet: One gigabit interface
      • IP address: One static public IP
      • Bandwidth: Sufficient bandwidth for all bonds assigned to private WAN in this routing group, considering your oversubscription ratio if applicable.

 

  1. What are the benefits of “packet based” SD-WAN?
    Higher throughput, seamless failover, same-IP failover. No reconvergence during failures, etc.

 

  1. Do you support Forward Error Correction (FEC), i.e. duplication of voice traffic in case one link fails?                                                                                                                                                                                                   We do not have FEC because with per-packed load balancing it is unnecessary. This also means you are not doubling up the bandwidth for essential traffic.

 

  1. I have experienced Velocloud and Cisco Viptela solutions. They require a lot of expertise to deploy. How much training is needed to deploy a NMSaaS SD-WAN solution?                                                                         All that is needed is some standard routing expertise (BGP and OSPF) and Linux know how, nothing special. This solution is all in software and through the management server GUI it is minutes to add the key components. The units themselves self-configure through the use of a node key.
  1. Can you support private links such as MPLS, VPLS, dark fiber?
    Yes our platform can support any private link too. This is achieved by extending the core aggregators into the customer network to access said private network. This also has a secondary function of keeping data within a customer environment, if that is desirable (government, finance, healthcare, etc.). It remains a fully managed service of course.