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WAN aggregation

WAN aggregation

(also link load balancing)

WAN aggregation definition

The process of combining multiple Ethernet links into a single logical connection between two devices. During this process, data traffic is evenly dispersed across all of the combined links. Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) is the name of the active monitoring protocol that makes it possible for devices to aggregate these links. LACP can be set to operate in either an active or passive mode, depending on the user’s preferences.

Benefits of aggregated WAN connection

Seamless internet connectivity.

High internet speed.

Load balancing. With WAN aggregation, traffic is distributed across various links at once, boosting the throughput of each WAN connection.

Redundancy. With SD-WAN pathways, data can still be delivered if one of them fails. From the point of view of the user, there is never any downtime or interruption, and the service is always reliable.

Decreased complexity. The finest outcomes and performance can be achieved through network optimization when you aggregate and monitor your network.

Continuous monitoring. When it comes to high-bandwidth VoIP and video apps, SD-WAN monitoring guarantees that users always have access and receive the best possible performance.

Further reading

Ultimate digital security