Amazon Web Services Announces Cloud WAN to Rival Microsoft and Google’s Managed Wide Area Network Solutions

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By Reece Hayden | 1Q 2022 | IN-6415


AWS Releases Cloud WAN Service to Compete with Fellow Hyper Scalers


On 2nd December 2021 at re:Invent, two days after their launch of commercial Private 5G (Amazon Web Services Announces its Venture into Private 5G (IN-6373)), Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the preview release of ‘AWS Cloud WAN’. AWS Cloud Wide-Access Network (WAN) aims to unify enterprise cloud networking within a central dashboard that can manage/configure policies across an enterprise’s global WAN, improving network policy continuity and optimizing resource usage. Prior to Cloud WAN, the enterprise global WAN was disconnected, creating management issues. But by utilizing AWS Cloud WAN, it should enable enterprises to build a unified global WAN, manage enterprise-wide WAN policies, and monitor the health and performance of the global WAN, whilst streamlining the process of connecting remote end points to the global network backbone and AWS cloud applications.

AWS’s Cloud WAN preview release is evidently a response to Microsoft’s ‘Azure Virtual WAN Hub’ and GCP’s ‘Network Connectivity Cent…

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