I know (I think) that SD WAN (available in FortiOS 5.6) is basically the WAN LLB (currently in 5.4) feature we currently have, working in conjunction with ADVPN and App ctrl polices, etc. However I am scheduled to meet with a customer early next week and could really use some help understanding the design and implementation.
His main concern is uptime for voice traffic. As they are a ‘remote call center’ for major corporations. He is very knowledgeable about his network and needs.
One question that came up today was in regards to voice traffic:
Is it ‘Session based routing’ or ‘Packet based De-Duplication routing’?
They have already cut the vendor list from 8 down to 3. And, like usual we are coming in at the end playing catch-up, just trying to make the short list.
Any support would be great!
MPLS network and Data center layout is in need of consolidation, leveraging modern WAN technologies.
MPLS per MB cost is increasingly lopsided compared to global internet. Even minor service interruptions can remove waves of agents from taking calls.
Outsourced global contact Center. 110,000 agents in 140 sites. MPLS currently with AT&T and Sprint. 8 Data Centers, with consolidation moving down to 3 in APAC, EUROPE, and US.
- Failover between circuits based on Sub second, low ms speed
- Lower complexity, lower cost
- Faster deployment
Must haves/interest topics for call:
- Roles of Devices—can it serve as router? No/yes?
- Single Pane of Glass
- North & Southbound API
- Application Aware Routing
- Encapsulation to carry QoS tracking
- HA Standard w/ automatic Failover
- Virtual Devices
- 4-8 Circuits Per site (140 Sites)
- Multiple Hubs
- Low Complexity
Hybrid-capable (mix SD w/ Non-SD Sites)
Sample of the PLANNED network attached.
Secure Solutions Engineer