YELLOWFIBER SD-WAN FEATURES

Software-defined wide area networks: better, cheaper, and more secure WAN



YFN SD-WAN FEATURES

Software-defined wide area networks: better, cheaper, and more secure WAN



Why People Choose Us
YellowFiber is the best kept secret in the DC tech community.

100% Uptime

We offer a 100% level of service guarantee with every connection we sell and we’ll even provide a speed test. Our reliability and performance will spoil you.

Better support

Our technical support is better for one very simple reason. We only hire highly qualified engineers on our team and we guarantee you’ll get a response within 24 hours.

Our Lightning-Fast Network

The YellowFiber network was architected for speed and maximum reliability. We aren’t the biggest provider, but we sure are one of the most reliable.

SD-WAN Offers Incredible Flexibility

By using a software and cloud-based approach to networking your office locations, not only can you simplify your network operations — but you can see significant cost savings, because each networked site need only deploy an internet connection. At the same time, you still enjoy the security advantages of more traditional solutions. If rapid expansion is on your organization’s radar, you owe it to yourself to price out this approach.

Features Overview

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PERFORMANCE IS KEY

YellowFiber Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN boosts the service level of any Internet circuit

Link Steering and Remediation

On-demand, Per-packet link steering is performed automatically based on the measured performance metric, intelligent application learning, business priority of the application, and link cost. Delivers sub-second blackout and brownout protection to improve application availability. Remediates link degradation through forward error correction, activating jitter buffering and synthetic packet production.

Smart QoS

Granular classification of 2,500+ applications enables smart control. Out-of-the-box defaults set the Quality of Service (QoS) policies for common business objectives with IT required only to establish traffic priority. Knowledge of application profile enables automation of QoS configurations and bandwidth allocations.

Forward Error Correction

When real-time traffic (e.g., VoIP) with higher business priority is identified,forward error correction is dynamically performed to reduce or eliminate jitter, packet loss, and latency. In tests on approximately 24 million anonymous data records, Internet connections had performance issues that impacted voice quality (dropping segments of calls) about 18% of the time.

Dynamic Multipath Optimization

Applications are steered to the optimal link based on available throughput, performance metrics, automatic link monitoring, auto-detection of provider and auto-configuration of link characteristics, routing and QOS settings.

Performance is Key
YellowFiber Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN boosts the service level of any Internet circuit

Link Steering and Remediation

On-demand, Per-packet link steering is performed automatically based on the measured performance metric, intelligent application learning, business priority of the application, and link cost. Delivers sub-second blackout and brownout protection to improve application availability. Remediates link degradation through forward error correction, activating jitter buffering and synthetic packet production.

Smart QoS

Granular classification of 2,500+ applications enables smart control. Out-of-the-box defaults set the Quality of Service (QoS) policies for common business objectives with IT required only to establish traffic priority. Knowledge of application profile enables automation of QoS configurations and bandwidth allocations.

Forward Error Correction

When real-time traffic (e.g., VoIP) with higher business priority is identified,forward error correction is dynamically performed to reduce or eliminate jitter, packet loss, and latency. In tests on approximately 24 million anonymous data records, Internet connections had performance issues that impacted voice quality (dropping segments of calls) about 18% of the time.

Dynamic Multipath Optimization

Applications are steered to the optimal link based on available throughput, performance metrics, automatic link monitoring, auto-detection of provider and auto-configuration of link characteristics, routing and QOS settings.

COMPLETE CONTROL OF LAN/WAN

Set Custom Business Priorities

Quality of Service, resource allocations, link/path steering, and error correction are automatically applied based on business policies and application priorities. Orchestrate traffic based on service groups defined by private and public links, policy definition, and link characteristics. Moreover, in the event of a secondary circuit failover, admins can select specific applications to failover.

End-User Specific Drill-down

Be able to drill-down to each specific user and view application or web traffic usage. The ability to rate limit a specific applications to only use certain amount of bandwidth. For example, set Facebook or YouTube to only use 5% of the internet circuit. Additionally, admins can rate limit applications on a specific user.

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COMPLETE CONTROL OF LAN/WAN

Set Custom Business Priorities

Quality of Service, resource allocations, link/path steering, and error correction are automatically applied based on business policies and application priorities. Orchestrate traffic based on service groups defined by private and public links, policy definition, and link characteristics. Moreover, in the event of a secondary circuit failover, admins can select specific applications to failover.

End-User Specific Drill-down

Be able to drill-down to each specific user and view application or web traffic usage. The ability to rate limit a specific applications to only use certain amount of bandwidth. For example, set Facebook or YouTube to only use 5% of the internet circuit. Additionally, admins can rate limit applications on a specific user.

FIREWALL AND FILTERING

Block an application for the entire site or a specific application for a specific user

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SECURITY & ALERTS

Cloud VPN

One-click site-to-site cloud VPN is a VPNC-compliant IPSec VPN to connect SD-WAN and non-SD-WAN sites while delivering real-time status and health of VPN sites. Establish dynamic edge-to-edge communication for all types of branches based on service level objectives and application performance. Deliver secure connectivity across all branches with PKI scalable key management. 

Security

Stateful and context-aware (application, user, device) integrated next generation firewall delivers granular control of micro-applications, support for protocol-hopping applications, such as Skype and other peer-to-peer applications (e.g., disable Skype video and chat, but allow Skype audio). The secure firewall service is user- and device OS-aware with the ability to segregate voice, video, data, and compliance traffic. Policies for BYOD devices (Apple iOS, Android, Windows, MAC OS, etc.) on the corporate network are easily controlled.

Security Service Chaining

Chain cloud services for seamless integration and management. VeloCloud has partnered with Fortinet, Zscaler and, Websense to chain cloud-based security services to support advanced threat protection. Also, transparently forward select traffic to the cloud-based security service based on business-policy definition without any branch-by-branch or application-based configuration.

Set Custom Alerts and Notification Times

Set custom alerts for circuit outages as well as Edge, VPN, and if a failover occurred. Get notification VIA email or SMS.

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Security & Alerts

Cloud VPN

One-click site-to-site cloud VPN is a VPNC-compliant IPSec VPN to connect SD-WAN and non-SD-WAN sites while delivering real-time status and health of VPN sites. Establish dynamic edge-to-edge communication for all types of branches based on service level objectives and application performance. Deliver secure connectivity across all branches with PKI scalable key management.

Security

Stateful and context-aware (application, user, device) integrated next generation firewall delivers granular control of micro-applications, support for protocol-hopping applications, such as Skype and other peer-to-peer applications (e.g., disable Skype video and chat, but allow Skype audio). The secure firewall service is user- and device OS-aware with the ability to segregate voice, video, data, and compliance traffic. Policies for BYOD devices (Apple iOS, Android, Windows, MAC OS, etc.) on the corporate network are easily controlled.

Security Service Chaining

Chain cloud services for seamless integration and management. VeloCloud has partnered with Fortinet, Zscaler and, Websense to chain cloud-based security services to support advanced threat protection. Also, transparently forward select traffic to the cloud-based security service based on business-policy definition without any branch-by-branch or application-based configuration.

Set Custom Alerts and Notification Times

Set custom alerts for circuit outages as well as Edge, VPN, and if a failover occurred. Get notification VIA email or SMS.

Automation & Orchestration

YellowFiber’s Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN combines the economics and flexibility of a hybrid WAN with the deployment speed and low maintenance of a cloud-based service:

Deploy in Minutes

Using YellowFiber’s zero-touch deployment capability, SD-WAN can be quickly installed. The Edge is shipped to the branch office where a non-technical person simply plugs in a few cables. Activation, configuration, and ongoing management are all handled in the cloud.

Easy Policy Settings

SD-WAN makes setting policy as simple as a click. Enterprises or service providers can define business rules, such as prioritizing collaboration applications over social media. Many other business application policies, such as specific prioritization mechanisms, resource allocations, link/path steering, and error correction are also configurable.

Virtual Service Delivery

The Edge can host multiple virtualized network functions, thereby eliminating the need for single function appliances in branch offices and reducing IT complexity. One-click service provisioning allows YellowFiber and third party virtual network function services to be remotely distributed and activated from the cloud.

Management and Control

Centralized monitoring, visibility and cloud control enable zero-touch branch deployment across distributed locations while delivering automatic business policy and firmware updates, link performance, and capacity measurements. SD-WAN supports northbound RESTful APIs for integration with different management solutions and multi-tenant dashboards for service providers.

Automation & Orchestration
YellowFiber’s Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN combines the economics and flexibility of a hybrid WAN with the deployment speed and low maintenance of a cloud-based service:

Easy Policy Settings

SD-WAN makes setting policy as simple as a click. Enterprises or service providers can define business rules, such as prioritizing collaboration applications over social media. Many other business application policies, such as specific prioritization mechanisms, resource allocations, link/path steering, and error correction are also configurable.

Smart QoS

Granular classification of 2,500+ applications enables smart control. Out-of-the-box defaults set the Quality of Service (QoS) policies for common business objectives with IT required only to establish traffic priority. Knowledge of application profile enables automation of QoS configurations and bandwidth allocations.

Virtual Service Delivery

The Edge can host multiple virtualized network functions, thereby eliminating the need for single function appliances in branch offices and reducing IT complexity. One-click service provisioning allows YellowFiber and third party virtual network function services to be remotely distributed and activated from the cloud.

Management and Control

Centralized monitoring, visibility and cloud control enable zero-touch branch deployment across distributed locations while delivering automatic business policy and firmware updates, link performance, and capacity measurements. SD-WAN supports northbound RESTful APIs for integration with different management solutions and multi-tenant dashboards for service providers.

Full-Speed Fiber Optic Network and Secure

 

Fiberoptic internet transport offers the security, speed and reliability that your company needs. YellowFiber’s all-fiber, nationwide network offers a premium experience: featuring unlimited transfer internet connections, extremely low latency, and congestion free network services. We put solutions and performance first, and our 98% annual customer retention rate reflects that commitment. We get it. 

On Demand 10Mbps to 10 Gbps
Delivered with Carrier Ethernet 1Gbps full-duplex technology or 10Gbps as required, allowing for increasing capacity on demand.
Fast and Simple Installation
With more than 23,000 serviceable buildings in the DC Metro area that are already connected to fibre optic, our installation times are within 30 business days for on-net buildings.
Post Installation Support
NOC Team averages 15+ years experience. Meaning, 98% of issues resolved at Tier 1 Support level
Unbeatable Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
100% speed-dedicated, 100% Uptime, 4-hr. MTTR (Mean Time to Repair), 15‑min. MTTr (Mean Time to Respond) for any incident.
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Carrier Network

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Legacy-Free Network

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NNIs with Major Network Providers

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Major Infrastructure Upgrade in 2015

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Nationwide MPLS Mesh Network

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24x7x365 NOC

Real-time monitoring of jitter, packet loss, latency, and uptime.

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CASE STUDY

Results

• Up to 50% savings in total-cost from AT&T, reduced trips to remote sites
• Integrated access point with Edge enabled deployment of mobile app-PlanGrid
• YFN’s on-net hosted VoIP for better QoS and improved collaboration
• Reliable Wi-Fi and WLAN planning enabled widespread use of tablets and mobile devices by end-users
• Non-critical web traffic, i.e. social media or other websites use only over broadband
• Internet backhaul over broadband circuits in the event of primary failure

Problem/Requirements

• Deliver consistent access to Autodesk BIM360 SaaS application,
NavisWorks and CAT3D hosted apps
• Deliver branch integrated Wi-Fi with quality VoIP in all remote locations
• Reduce the need for IT personnel to travel and manage remote sites
• Each site had various vendors for telecommunications – making contract
management difficult
• Branch sites accessed critical information VIA VPN

Why YellowFiber?

• Migrated away from AT&T MPLS circuits to standardized on YFN’s
circuits as primary and broadband as secondary. Along with SD-WAN
and YellowFiber’s hosted VoIP
• Holistic approach to a complete on-net network solution
• Zero-touch deployment, remote activation dramatically IT visits to
remote sites
• Prioritized critical applications between primary and secondary circuits
• Used SD-WAN instead of VPN

YellowFiber Services

• Dedicated Internet Circuits
• Hosted VoIP
• SD-WAN
• Wi-Fi Planning
• Cloud D/R and Replication

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CASE STUDY

Results

• Up to 50% savings in total-cost from AT&T, reduced trips to remote sites
• Integrated access point with Edge enabled deployment of mobile app-PlanGrid
• YFN’s on-net hosted VoIP for better QoS and improved collaboration
• Reliable Wi-Fi and WLAN planning enabled widespread use of tablets and mobile devices by end-users
• Non-critical web traffic, i.e. social media or other websites use only over broadband
• Internet backhaul over broadband circuits in the event of primary failure

Problem/Requirements

• Deliver consistent access to Autodesk BIM360 SaaS application,
NavisWorks and CAT3D hosted apps
• Deliver branch integrated Wi-Fi with quality VoIP in all remote locations
• Reduce the need for IT personnel to travel and manage remote sites
• Each site had various vendors for telecommunications – making contract
management difficult
• Branch sites accessed critical information VIA VPN

Why YellowFiber?

• Migrated away from AT&T MPLS circuits to standardized on YFN’s
circuits as primary and broadband as secondary. Along with SD-WAN
and YellowFiber’s hosted VoIP
• Holistic approach to a complete on-net network solution
• Zero-touch deployment, remote activation dramatically IT visits to
remote sites
• Prioritized critical applications between primary and secondary circuits
• Used SD-WAN instead of VPN

YellowFiber Services

• Dedicated Internet Circuits
• Hosted VoIP
• SD-WAN
• Wi-Fi Planning
• Cloud D/R and Replication

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We Have PLENTY of Satisfied Clients

“The entire solution was up and running in less than 30 days after we signed an agreement and all of our services were provisioned with no issues. Satisfaction with the Services – I only wish we had known about YellowFiber Networks all along. Our SIP solution has never approached this level of quality and clarity, and we now have room to grow again for both Internet based services and telecommunications services.”

Chris Burns - IT Manager - ProSynthesis Laboratories, Inc.

“I have had the pleasure of working with the YellowFiber team for just about a year now.  Out of all of Internet Service Providers I have worked with in my 12-year experience, they have been the most helpful and responsible group I have ever worked with. We are running 10 circuits with YellowFiber and our reliability is above 99%.  Any outage has been minor and very quickly resolved. Virginia Heart will continue to grow and thrive over a YellowFiber Infrastructure. Thank you for all the great work that you do.”

Shawn Burks - IS Manager - Virginia Heart

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