Frequently Asked Questions
Does Criterion SDCloud® address multi-domain networks such as LAN, WLAN, SD-WAN, Data Center and Cloud across multiple vendors?
Yes. Criterion SDCloud® is topology independent and can additionally be connected to customer physical networks and labs through secure connections.
Does Criterion SDCloud® provide pre-built connectivity across LAN switches, routers, SD-WAN controllers, and vEdge nodes connecting cloud applications?
Yes. Criterion SDCloud® generates all configuration and policy information as part of the bring-up process. The platform provides full validation capabilities plus built-in automation to deploy into production.
Yes. Criterion SD-Cloud® in inherently multi-vendor. The platform includes a subset of vendors in the standard library and more can be added via a bring-your-own-license capability. We have customer examples with Cisco, Silver Peak, Versa and Nuage.
Can Criterion SDCloud® simulate application traffic (public or private cloud) over the network to test path performance, QoS, high availability?
Yes. Criterion SDCloud® has built-in endpoints (desktops/traffic generators/sinks) to setup and run applications along with full connectivity to public cloud and customer private cloud resources.
Can Criterion SD-Cloud® be used to test design tools, monitoring tools, diagnostics tools, activation tools and other network facing tools?
Yes. Criterion SDCloud® is full-extensive and can be used to test various customer’s native tool sets based on the connectivity framework provided by the platform. It is also possible to install and run the tool set from within the platform itself if the tool available in a virtual form factor and the required licenses are provided.
Can Criterion SDCloud® help to trial and evaluate cloud-native service across legacy and new network topologies?
Yes. Criterion SDCloud® has built-in endpoint capabilities to run end-user application and create desktop experiences. These endpoints can have full connectivity across legacy and new network elements along with full access to public and private cloud resources.
Criterion SDCloud® is capable of supporting up to 50 nodes based on standard configurations and capabilities. Additional node configurations available on request.
Yes. Criterion SDCloud® is 100% a SaaS offering with pay-as-you-grow capabilities as needed. The company also provides consulting and professional services for custom needs and engagements.
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