Multi-location networking for enterprises and providers has traditionally been a challenge in several ways including acquiring network security, the robustness of provisioning and configuration changes, and the high cost of MPLS and fully managed solutions.
Presently, in addition to connecting facilities to provide access to internal resources, network owners need a solution that manages internal data center networks as well as remote locations. In addition there is the issue of centralized DIA management network-wide.
There are several solutions for the centralized management of a multi-location network (WAN) including MPLS, static tunnels/VPN, and Cloud managed CPEs. While these solutions have certain advantages, a centralized system is needed to manage CPEs, DC, and core networking to provide a fully automated way to manage multi-location networking.