Frequently Asked Questions

What is Graphiant?

Graphiant is a Silicon Valley-based private company building as-a-Service offering for the Enterprise market. Graphiant’s As-a-Service platform for private networks provides a marketplace for business communication with enhanced Edge capabilities such as low-latency, encryption and guaranteed delivery of traffic between all edges, cloud and non-cloud environments. Graphiant’s unique innovative architecture combines the advantages of traditional MPLS, SDWAN, and SRv6 to create a new wide area network that is entirely programmable using metadata by APIs. Business and Governments can easily establish B2B Network communication with greater control of the cloud and create their own as-a-service network for their target audience.

Why is Graphiant the solution for network solvability?

Traditional network models and designs do not solve modern day networking challenges. Business are moving at a rapid pace and connectivity to services between enterprises play a major role. IT & Digital Transformation have become so significant to the business that even in an economic slowdown, IT spend continues to grow even if at a slower pace. Graphiant’s mission is to create new models of private networking to enable a marketplace for business communication and enhancing edge networking capabilities by building a network service platform. Businesses don’t need to build a network infrastructure to support new business projects. They consume the network and can publish services that only their private customers can access over the programmable internet infrastructure; a marketplace of connected applications and services.

What is the Graphiant Network Edge?

Graphiant Edge software can run on custom hardware or virtual or cloud platforms that connects the customer Edge network to the Graphiant core. It acts as the gateway in the control plane advertising the customer network across to other connected Edges. It transports and performs encryption and decryption of customer data traffic in the data plane across the core through to other Edges and to the 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 SDWAN to NaaS.

Why is Graphiant a Service-Based model?

Business models are changing from a point in time sale to service delivery models that persist throughout the engagement. By providing a service-based model, companies are able to incorporate services based on their needs on a pay-as-you-go structure, where you only use what you need.

How is Graphiant’s solution different compared to traditional SDWAN?

The challenges of modern day networks are not addressed by Traditional network architectures. The network architectures connecting branch offices back to head quarters or a DC using a private network with overlay or MPLS causes a lot of backhauling and traffic overhead. The latency, user experience, bandwidth, security and high costs are the results.
Graphiant’s unique innovation and architecture combines the advantages of traditional MPLS, SD-WAN and SRv6 to create a new wide area network that is entirely programmable using metadata by APIs. Graphiant’s marketplace empowers businesses to publish their connected applications and services for private use for their target audience. Businesses can consume existing networks instead of building new infrastructure to support their network or for establishing B2B connectivity.

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 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?

Graphiant Edge software runs on custom hardware, virtual and cloud environments like AWS, and Azure. The Edges are ready to be deployed within a few minutes of booting, the devices are on-boarded and identified through the GCS Portal. GCS Web Portal acts as the single entry point to access, configure, and monitor Graphiant devices.

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.