There has been much growth and complexity as digital transformation drives adoption of cloud, IoT, big data, and mobility, which continues to add distributed and diverse applications, users, things, and processes to the network. All of these new technologies and users are straining traditional performances and service management tools.

Organizations and enterprises are increasingly requiring an edge networking platform that not only prioritize end-user experience, holistically manage their WAN and LAN for automated management, and integrate high-level security features. AIOps (artificial intelligence for IT operations) are multi-layered technology platforms that automate and enhance IT operations through analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence – can handle these digital transformation issues. 

SD-WAN Transitioning to SD-Branch

SD-WAN deployments allows enterprises to cohesively manage multiple WAN connection types, while using the power of software-defined networking and virtualization to improve bandwidth efficiency and deliver application performance.

This software-centric approach is being applied to the next step in the evolution of branch technology, known as SD-Branch, supporting SD-WAN, routing, integrated security and LAN/Wi-Fi functions that can all be managed centrally.

From Packet-Based Routing to Session-Based Routing

Traditional network scenarios are mainly based on packet routing, of which speeds and feeds have improved with time, however are unable to satisfy the growing needs of the evolving enterprise edge network. A solution to this predicament is session-based routing protocols in SD-WAN. This session-oriented approach views each SD-WAN connection individually, centrally managed with direct connections to various cloud-based endpoints, creating a context-aware network that is highly scalable, dynamically and securely stretch across network boundaries. Additionally, session-based routing is a highly secure architecture since each connection is viewed as its own segment, easily integrated with firewall capabilities.

Combining session-based routing with AI-enhanced SD-WAN creates a highly scalable edge network

With all this development and complexity, organizations need greater visibility and analytics to manage their networks. AIOps platforms harness artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning to analyze IT data. AIOps platforms learns the patterns of normal and abnormal behavior on the network to predict incidents, spot emerging behavior, and determine root causes to automatically ensure application and user experience.

Combining session-based routing with AI-enhanced SD-Branch is the advanced network platform that enterprises need in order to respond quickly to any circumstances. This scalable edge enterprise network architecture would support secure connectivity to a variety of endpoints, analyzes data for insights and visibility of network operations, and advanced automation management.

Supported Lanner Hardware Platform

Lanner’s NCA-4025 is a powerful scalable edge enterprise network appliance, suitable for delivering significant performance enhancement virtualization and SD-WAN deployments. NCA-4025 features a high performance 8,12 or 16-core Intel® Xeon® D-2100 processor, 8x GbE RJ45 and 4x SFP+ ethernet ports, and multiple memory storage options, in addition to Intel® QuickAssist Technology for improved network performance.


1U 19” Rackmount Network Appliance with Intel Xeon® D-2100 8~16 Cores Processor (Codenamed Skylake-D)

CPU Intel® Xeon® D2100 8/12/16 Cores
Chipset N/A

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