Silver Peak Systems SD-WAN Enables Optimal Microsoft Office 365 User Experience

It is widely known that enterprises are rapidly migrating many of their back-office business applications and end-user collaboration tools from server-based, private data center hosted services to cloud-hosted services. Commercial software-as-a-service (SaaS) application suites like Office 365, are already some of the most widely deployed SaaS applications, and adoption by enterprises of all sizes continues to grow around the world.

With increased use of cloud-based applications, overall demands for more bandwidth and the requirement for branch WAN simplification, many organizations are now deploying SD-WAN technology – and replacing traditional router-centric WAN architectures – to more intelligently prioritize and manage application traffic while tapping into the benefits of fast and inexpensive broadband internet connectivity.

So how can SD-WAN help deliver a high-quality Office 365 user experience?

Microsoft recently announced new Office 365 Connectivity Principles which in turn help deliver reliable and high-performance Office 365 connectivity, creating an optimal overall user experience. The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform is a part of the Microsoft Office 365 Networking Partner Program and is one of the first platforms to have been tested and certified to support the Microsoft Office 365 Connectivity Principles. By integrating the Office 365 REST API, the EdgeConnect platform enables customers to securely connect users directly from their branch office locations to the nearest Office 365 service entry point. This approach lowers round trip time and latency and assures the highest quality of experience to branch users.

The EdgeConnect platform offers a fully automated solution, making Office 365 networking optimization extremely easy to deploy through simplified configuration, automatic creation of all the necessary low-level DNS and data traffic-steering policies, including NAT and firewall rules. The integration correlates EdgeConnect appliance locations with the closest Office 365 entry points, thus avoiding any burden on IT resources.

To learn more, please download here the Silver Peak Microsoft Office 365 Solution Brief  about how Silver Peak optimizes Office 365 user experience or contact your local Exclusive Networks Account Manager.