Increasing Backhaul Capacity for Critical Applications

MPLS provides a private, reliable, low-latency WAN connection for remote offices and distributed infrastructure. However, MPLS is expensive, often time-consuming to provision with long lead times, and has limitations, including limited bandwidth and flexibility, complex setups and reliance on a single carrier or provider.

The router-centric model employed at branch offices backhauls all internet-bound traffic to headquarters-based security infrastructure consumes the expensive MPLS backhaul bandwidth, and adds latency which negatively impacts the performance for critical applications. A broadband Internet connection delivers higher bandwidth at lower cost and direct access for all cloud applications. However, cloud traffic require different treatment because not all cloud traffic is equal.

>  Granular Internet Breakout 

By introducing other types of WAN transport like broadband WAN into MPLS WAN, Q-Balancer solution can help save bandwidth resource for critical applications with its ability of local Internet breakout. This inbuilt feature locally directs internet-bound traffic via broadband WAN to their correct destinations. For branch networks that are required to backhaul specific internet-bound applications for additional monitoring in accordance with security policy, Q-Balancer can still help enterprises meet the requirement to enforce those policies. Local internet breakout eliminates the possible bottlenecks on MPLS backhaul as web and general traffic will be directly sent out via broadband WAN, rather than MPLS. 

>  Bandwidth Bonding

Q-Balancer XBond (tunneling and bandwidth bonding technology) can also help increase backhaul capacity. Through XBond, enterprise is able to securely links branches and corporate networks together via the proprietary overlay tunnels, and intelligently aggregate the tunnels for greater backhaul bandwidth capacity. By do so, application transmission will be accelerated as more bandwidth capacity is provided and can be flexibly added when needed.

Top Benefits

  • Increased backhaul capacity with multiple links

  • Higher levels of performance for business-critical applications

  • Maximized WAN reliability

  • Service provider independence

  • Cost reduction through low-cost broadband technology