Now install network virtual appliances directly into an Azure Virtual WAN hub
Published date: July 21, 2020
Several new capabilities for Azure Virtual WAN are now in preview—including the option to install network virtual appliances directly into a virtual WAN hub as an option for SD-WAN connectivity.
Azure Virtual WAN is a networking service that brings many networking, security, and routing functionalities together to provide a single operational interface. We’re currently partnering with Barracuda, to be followed by other third-party network virtual appliance partners, to provide this service.
SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) improves performance through intelligent path selection and central policies. It works to eliminate traditional backhauls by sending traffic directly from branch to the cloud via local breakouts and connecting customer premises equipment to the third-party virtual appliances for a global network. This allows you to leverage your vendor’s proprietary path selection and policy management capabilities with Azure infrastructure and virtual WAN routing capabilities.
The full list of new capabilities for Azure Virtual WAN in this preview include:
Ability to deploy a Barracuda network virtual appliance directly into the Azure Virtual WAN hub VNet.
Support for up to 40 Gbps of aggregate throughput for branch site connectivity.
Support for Health metrics in Azure Monitor.
Support for Secure Hub with Azure Firewall.