Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN Platform Integrated with Megaport’s SDN

The Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN Platform is now available on Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE). Megaport’s worldwide Software Defined Network (SDN) offers branch-to-cloud connectivity by integrating Aruba EdgeConnect with MVE.

To simplify and minimize the cost of IT connectivity, businesses have adopted SD-WAN and Internet connections. Variability in end-to-end Internet connectivity and latency has been a problem since it can affect the performance, availability, and security of critical services and resources.

This may now be handled by the launch of virtual Aruba EdgeConnect instances on Megaport’s global platform, thereby extending the SD-WAN fabric to Megaport’s SDN’s very edge. The joint solution would decrease the amount of data that must travel across Internet channels between branch sites or to public or private clouds, lowering latency.

“Megaport Virtual Edge offers Aruba EdgeConnect customers an additional way to modernize and secure WAN edge infrastructure,” said Fraser Street, WAN Technical Alliance Coordinator at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “The joint solution accelerates data transfer, reduces operating costs, and simplifies commissioning and maintenance.”

700 Data Centers

Megaport’s global ecosystem of over 700 data centers and 360 service providers now includes 230+ cloud on-ramps from Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and Salesforce for Aruba EdgeConnect clients. Other advantages would include:

  • Reduced cloud egress costs to cloud on-ramps when compared to Internet rates
  • Better performance from reduced jitter and latency
  • For speedier, more localized connectivity, there are global on-ramps
  • Interconnection between branch sites, data centers, cloud providers, and IT services may be set up with a few clicks
  • Provisioning of virtual network infrastructure and links in real time
  • Because there is no gear to ship, install, or manage, deployment costs would be lower
  • End-to-end network provisioning, management, and visibility for legacy networks

NFV Instances

Photo Vincent English, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Megaport
“Integrating the Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN platform with Megaport’s SDN will enable joint customers to achieve better network and application performance while reducing cloud costs,” said Vincent English, CEO at Megaport.

Clients may host Network Function Virtualization (NFV) instances on-demand at the point of use, and manage them worldwide from a single pane of glass, thanks to Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE), a globally distributed computing and network service. A built-in transit gateway would enable highly scalable access for connecting networks to Megaport’s private SDN across the public Internet. Virtualized devices on MVE can use the transit gateway to connect to the Megaport SDN and their dispersed sites.

“Integrating the Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN platform with Megaport’s SDN will enable joint customers to achieve better network and application performance while reducing cloud costs,” said Vincent English, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Megaport. “Since MVE is available in 22 metro areas across North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, traffic can be localized allowing data termination to be optimized for performance.”

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