Mode briefed Ethan Banks about their cloud private network. Whoa! Thought Mode was an SD-WAN company? Not quite. Mode partners with several SD-WAN platforms so that it’s easy to stand up a tunnel from your SD-WAN forwarders to Mode’s private network. That makes Mode a network alternative to private MPLS that integrates with your SD-WAN fabric.
As a Mode customer, you can spin up and spin down virtual networks on the fly, optimizing each virtual network for whatever characteristics you find most important–jitter, latency, loss, etc. How does Mode enforce the SLA required to meet your goals? Math! Math that was sorted out at Cornell University and is brought to life as HALO, a link-state algorithm that reacts to changes in traffic flows across the network, flooding link state changes in 150ms.
The result is a dynamic, routed network that is optimized for your specific needs. Listen in the audio player above for Ethan’s impressions.
For More Information
- HALO: Hop-by-Hop Adaptive Link-State Optimal Routing (PDF, academic research paper)