Startup Graphiant offers a SaaS-based alternative to MPLS and SD-WAN

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The networks that carry all of your video streams, social communications, e-commerce, and personal data have become 10 years more complex than kudzu vine for administrators to install and maintain. Among wide area networks, hybrid clouds, the edge of the network, carriers, cable providers, and satellites, this is fast becoming a real concern for enterprise IT decision makers.

charts, a 2-year-old startup that takes over most of these channels and provides one service that gets them all, claims to be the savior here. California-based Milpitas emerged from stealth mode today and launched the Graphiant Network Edge service at the same time.

Graphiant says its solution provides connectivity between an enterprise WAN, hybrid cloud, network edge, customers and partners – all delivered as a single SaaS service. This is the kind of service that will ostensibly become necessary when Web3 and the metaverse begin to take shape.

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Web3 is about decentralized ownership and control and putting the web in the hands of users and society; SaaS-based applications are expected to play a major role in this enterprise environment.

The company’s co-founder and CEO Khaled Reda, co-founder of leading SD-WAN company Viptela and a former distinguished Cisco systems engineer, told ZDNet that the Graphiant service has performance similar to MPLS (Guaranteed Delivery, Security, and Privacy) but demonstrates the level of the Internet. Fit.

Graph technology at its core

Graphiant, as stated in its name, uses graph database technology as a major component within its platform. Graph databases connect data points in a 360-degree way, can be greatly scaled up, and are known to be faster than traditional relational databases. This is why huge networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and Google use graph databases at their core.

The main difference between these two types of databases is the way the relationships between entities are stored. In a graph database, relationships are stored at the level of the individual record, while a relational database uses predefined structures (table definitions), which by their nature slow down data access.

Reda wrote in Blog post Thursday. “These applications are consumed and cycled up/down frequently. Users must traverse a digital wilderness that the organization does not control or have visibility into to access resources – paths through this digital wilderness change every minute. MPLS and SD-WAN are not required to meet these needs and collapsed.”

Reza said network engineers must provide connectivity for an impossibly complex world. “Connecting business resources, hybrid clouds, sophisticated networks, and remote workers is time consuming, prone to errors, and fraught with security challenges. We have provided a solution that removes this complexity,” said Reda.

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Dedicated networks are no longer needed

Reda said that Graphiant eliminates the need for network engineers to build ad hoc networks between every resource, hybrid cloud, edge network, clients, and partners. Instead, they simply connect each resource to the Graphiant Stateless Core, which is the service hub that contains the graph database. All data routing is handled by Graphiant Core. Traffic remains encrypted from edge to edge, ensuring complete security and privacy. Reda said the performance of the SLA was guaranteed.

Here are the main use cases for the Graphiant Network Edge, according to Raza:

  • Enterprise connectivity: Quickly and securely connects all enterprise workers and resources without the need to set up dedicated tunnels.
  • Business to Business Communication: It connects with customers and business partners quickly without the need for complex DMZ systems and firewalls.
  • Cloud connectivity: Graphiant Gateway simplifies connecting to multiple clouds.

“Our customers are in the midst of a significant transformation of their enterprise structures due to shifts to cloud and hybrid work,” said Neil Anderson, Vice President of Cloud and Infrastructure Solutions at World Wide Technology. “We see Graphiant’s Network Edge as the primary way our customers can simplify the complexity of their architecture, while benefiting from additional visibility and higher levels of service.”

For more information, see Graphiant website.

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