For 20 years, businesses have relied on edge routers that were manually configured by skilled IT workers combined with costly dedicated access circuits (MPLS) to provide site-to-site connectivity. The high cost for bandwidth and maintenance is unsustainable in today’s world of business digital transformation.

Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a solution that simplifies the management of the interconnection across multiple sites. Cloud will account for 92% of business network traffic by 2021, but legacy networks and MPLS are ill-suited for connecting business users to the cloud. SD-WAN provides agile connectivity to support digital business transformation with superior reliability and performance for business cloud applications.

We combine all the components of a cloud-managed SD-WAN solution together into simple Network-as-a-Service model that are powered by our cloud network and supported by our experienced operations team. Livewire’s SD-WAN-as-a-Service delivers the powerful cloud connectivity as a simple managed service for small and mid-sized businesses.


What's Included?

Our solution include all the components of a software defined network into a single site solution license that’s ready to grow whenever you are.


Edge is the network device that connects each customer site with cloud provisioning, branch automation and centralized management for efficiency. The Edge device combines multiple broadband links into a unified bandwidth service that provides internet access and connectivity to other SD-WAN sites.


Core is the transport network that connects all the Livewire Gateways together, enabling secure SD-WAN transport between sites and direct peering connections. This product ensures low latency access to popular business cloud services such as Microsoft, Amazon and Google.


Gateway is the cloud-based gateway that intelligently manages customer inbound and outbound traffic to and from cloud service providers. Our gateways are multi-tenant for faster network deployment and lower OPEX cost. Gateway access is included with all our SD-WAN and SD-Internet service licenses.


Cloud is the cloud-based SD-WAN controller used to provision, monitor and manage our SD-WAN services. Service Providers and customers can easily login to view service configurations, network analytics and real-time data about the quality of experience for any sites, links or services.



1) How does an HCI solution make IT teams more efficient?

Eliminating traditional IT silos and managing everything from a single tool means lower OPEX and CAPEX for your IT infrastructure. And with HCI, you don’t have to sacrifice security, flexibility or scalability. But some solutions make capitalizing on HCI efficiency easier than others. Learn why VMware has the most HCI customers in production worldwide in this infographic.

2) Can an HCI solution efficiently and cost-effectively grow when, where and how I need it?

Data center scaling and evolving can be a costly, complicated process. Luckily, a key benefit of HCI is its ability to scale and change as needed. VMware HCI in particular is designed for simplicity and scalability for rapidly changing business needs. Only VMware has the complete set of offerings for a fully software-defined data center in production today.

3) What is the difference between hyperconverged and converged infrastructure?

Hyperconverged and converged IT infrastructures both integrate the four components of a data center: storage, compute, networking and management. While hyperconverged systems accomplish this through software, making it hardware-agnostic, converged solutions rely on hardware. A converged infrastructure data center uses many of the same products as traditional IT, just with a simplified architecture and easier management.

4) When should I use hyperconverged infrastructure?

• Virtual desktop infrastructure: HCI streamlines and simplifies VDI, which has the potential for lots of IT complexity and storage needs. HCI combines everything that’s needed for VDI into one package, and provides just enough storage needed, remaining cost-efficient.

• Edge computing: HCI makes it easy to design and build small edge or branch environments without a lot of on-site IT staff, and to scale up quickly as needed.

• General workload consolidation and file storage: HCI makes sizing and migrating workloads simpler. These workloads can include infrastructure (DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, print servers), database servers, application servers and file servers.

• Testing and development: HCI gives developers a cost-effective testing environment that runs similarly to production but without a lot of investment needed.

• Enabling a hybrid cloud environment: HCI can reduce the time and cost involved with transitioning to a hybrid cloud and when moving virtual machines between on-premises servers and private or public clouds.

5) What applications do companies run on hyperconverged infrastructure?

Companies are using hyperconverged infrastructure to run most types of business-critical, or tier-one, applications thanks to its high availability. Other common workloads that run on hyperconverged systems include database software like Oracle, virtual desktop infrastructure, collaboration applications, analytics, remote management, and testing environments.