Frequently Asked Questions
What is Graphiant?
Graphiant is a Silicon Valley-based provider of next-generation Edge services. The Graphiant Network Edge is an “as-a-Service” solution providing connectivity for the enterprise WAN, hybrid cloud, network edge, customers, and partners.Graphiant’s Network Edge combines MPLS-like performance (guaranteed delivery and privacy) and Internet-class agility to enable network architects to build enterprise-grade networks at the speed of business.
Why is Graphiant the solution for network solvability?
Traditional network models and designs do not solve modern day networking challenges. Businesses are moving at a rapid pace and connectivity to services between enterprises play a major role as IT spend continues to grow even if it is at a slower pace.
Graphiant’s unique solution and architecture provides a private network for businesses to publish applications and services in a marketplace for the consumption of only their private customers over a new WAN network programmable using metadata by APIs.
What is the Graphiant Network Edge?
Graphiant Edge software can run on custom hardware or virtual or cloud platforms that connects customer Edge network to Graphiant core. It acts as the gateway in control plane advertising the customer network across to other connected Edges. It transports and performs encryption and decryption of customer data traffic in data plane across the core through to other Edges and to Internet.
What is SD-WAN?
A Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a WAN architecture that allows enterprises to leverage any combination of transport services—including MPLS, LTE and broadband internet services—to securely connect users to applications. Graphiant’s CEO and Founder, Khalid Raza, also known as the “Father of SDWAN” helped create this now billion dollar industry.
Graphiant is the next step solution in helping modern companies to evolve from SD-WAN to Networking but “as-a-Service” model.
Why is Graphiant a Service-Based model?
How is Graphiant’s solution different compared to traditional SDWAN?
Is our solution secure/encrypted?
All customer control plane and data plane traffic and connectivity is encrypted end to end between the Edges.
What is the Graphiant Stateless Core?
Graphiant’s Edge devices are connected to Edge Terminators. Graphiant Edge Terminators act as the private core for the connected Edge transporting encrypted customer data traffic between the Edges with standard SLA and QOS. Edge terminators are stateless as no control plane customer specific data are advertised to the core.
How do you deploy a Graphiant solution?
Can Graphiant solution be used in cloud platforms like AWS or Microsoft Azure?
Yes, you can deploy a virtual machine for example into Microsoft Azure.
How do you manage/operate a Graphiant device?
GCS Web Portal acts as the single entry point to acess, configure, monitor Graphiant devices. The GCS has tunnel connection between Edge and web portal, Data is encrypted between the Edge and GCS Web UX interface making it a secure connection.