The solution is carrier agnostic meaning it doesn’t matter who provides your internet solution. SD-WAN can be leveraged using any underlying internet provider.
SD-WAN is applied as a software network of SD-WAN appliances, connected by encrypted tunnels. Encrypted tunnels ensure that data being sent and received through these tunnels is secure.
SD-WAN appliances continuously monitor the availability and performance of each network allowing data to be sent over the most reliable network.
Data traffic is then classified based on application, ensuring data is sent over the fastest, most reliable service.
If you would like to learn more about SD-WAN, you can check out our SD-WAN Buyer's Guide:
What is SIP Trunking?
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is an application layer protocol that allows you to run your current phone system over the internet rather than a traditional phone line.
Trunking serves as the backbone of phone lines used by many users which connect to a telephone network.
The main objective of SIP Trunking is to bring a standard PBX phone system to the cloud.
This allows you to achieve lower costs and scalability of the cloud-based phone system while utilizing your existing PBX phone system.
SIP Trunking is provided to you by a SIP provider just like any other phone service.
SIP may also be used as part of your unified communications allowing you to synchronize your communication channels improving productivity and efficiency.
Benefits of combining SD-WAN and SIP Trunking
There are many benefits that combining SD-WAN and SIP Trunking solutions can bring to an organization. These benefits include:
The main benefit of combining SD-WAN and SIP Trunking is the cost savings that come with doing so. Both SD-WAN and SIP Trunking require less hardware than other solutions on the market.
With this lack of hardware comes the elimination of hardware and installation costs.
Since there is little to no hardware integrated into your network, your organization can typically install the solutions yourself without the need for outside resources.
SD-WAN eliminates the need for expensive MPLS connections and SIP Trunking eliminates the need for traditional physical phone lines. The elimination of these expenses will result in overall cost savings.
Improved performance and reliability
SD-WAN improves the performance and reliability of your network because of SD-WAN failover.
SD-WAN failover is a technique that uses multiple connections at the same time to keep your network up and running.
SD-WAN failover connects to multiple connections and sends data to whichever connection is the most reliable and high performing. This allows data to be sent and received as quickly as possible.
SIP Trunking is connected and makes and receives calls over the internet. Without a reliable network and a strong internet connection, your SIP Trunking service will not be able to reliably make and receive calls.
However, by having an SD-WAN solution in place, your network reliability improves.
Combining SD-WAN with a SIP Trunking service will provide you with the best performance from your SIP Trunking solution ensuring a reliable phone connection.
With SD-WAN and SIP Trunking, you will have greater flexibility.
Because SD-WAN provides a much more reliable network and SIP Trunking only needs an internet connection to make and receive calls, you can work from anywhere with these solutions.
Additionally, you will have multiple connectivity options with SD-WAN failover allowing you to personalize your solutions and optimize them to meet your organization’s needs.
These solutions enable you to manage your network from a single interface whether you use a public internet connection or private network connection.
With the lack of hardware required for SD-WAN and SIP Trunking, it makes it faster and less expensive to scale.
It is easier to add phone numbers and devices to your network without having to install additional physical wires.
Next steps to combining SD-WAN and SIP Trunking solutions
Now you know what SD-WAN is, what SIP Trunking is, and the benefits of combining the two solutions. This will help you determine if combining the two solutions is best for your organization.
No one wants to have a poor-performing network or phone service.
This can result in poor production and efficiency from your employees with the inability to connect to the internet and communicate with employees and customers in different locations.
Combining SD-WAN and SIP Trunking will improve your network and phone service and will allow your employees to improve their production and efficiency as a result.
Coeo has delivered thousands of SD-WAN and SIP Trunking solutions to customers and knows how important a reliable network and phone service is to an organization.
We want you to know the benefits of combining SD-WAN and SIP Trunking so you understand how it can improve your network and phone service so you can determine if it is the right fit for your organization.
If you would like to speak with our team to learn more about SD-WAN or SIP Trunking or ask any questions you may have you can schedule an appointment.
Now you know the benefits of combining an SD-WAN and SIP Trunking solution. Read this article to learn if your organization should invest in an SD-WAN solution: