The Goldilocks principle is an analogy that comes from the children’s story “The Three Bears”. If you recall, Goldilocks tastes three different porridge bowls, and prefers porridge that is neither too hot nor too cold, but is just the right temperature. The principal of “just the right amount” can be applied to a broad array of disciplines, including SD-WAN.

A so called, Goldilocks economy, appears when commodity prices lie between a bear and bull market. The Goldilocks principle has been applied to the universe, to the habitable zone around a star. Stephen Hawking once said, “like Goldilocks, the development of intelligent life requires that planetary temperatures be just right.”

The Goldilocks principle can also be applied to SD-WAN, with digital business and edge computing relying heavily on multi-clouds, SaaS, data centers, regional offices, branches, IoT devices and mobile users. These all require just the right amount of bandwidth, policy control, security, and quality user experience, for the WAN to fulfill its role as an agile and reliable digital business enabler.

Legacy network architectures can’t support a Goldilocks environment

Companies with legacy networks typically pay more than they need for bandwidth. They either have too much bandwidth, or not enough. When they need to quickly provision and deploy an MPLS circuit, it takes too long. While legacy network architectures can securely connect remote branches to headquarters, they can’t effectively meet their multi-cloud needs.

User productivity is impacted when access to cloud applications is restricted, by having to trombone traffic through the enterprise data center. When remote traffic is forced through the data center for security inspection, users accessing cloud resources experience increased latency. And both on-premises and cloud applications compete for the same limited, and expensive, bandwidth.

A network architecture with the enterprise data center as the central conduit for connectivity constrains digital business. Conversely, a cloud-native edge platform that supports diverse and robust application policies and network functions, enables a Goldilocks environment. It delivers the right amount of access and connectivity for each site, throughout the digital business edge.

AireSpring Global Managed SD-WAN supports a ‘just the right amount’ IT environment

AireSpring Global Managed SD-WAN supports a Goldilocks environment, by providing end-to-end visibility through a single-pane-of-glass interface that can easily see how the entire WAN is running “just right”. Our fully managed and automated service platform streamlines network functions, eliminating complex WAN and branch architectures.

Global network infrastructure is complicated, time-consuming and resource-intensive. AireSpring Global Managed SD-WAN combines industry-leading SD-WAN technology from VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, our Global Private Network (GPN), managed last mile networks, all proactively monitored and supported, 24/7/365 through our global NOCs. We provide the right requirements for designing, building and operating global connectivity – all delivered from a single vendor, with one bill.

AireSpring GPN bypasses the inherent unreliability of the public Internet over long distances, delivering the fastest and most reliable connectivity possible. AireSpring runs concurrent with existing legacy networks, while future-proofing business connectivity.

AireSpring enables a “just right” network fabric, where IT can precisely specify the level of performance, reliability, and cost of every network session, based on business policy.