What is Broadband Bonding?

When a network administrator has multiple internet connections available to them, the ideal way to increase connection speeds is to perform broadband bonding. Broadband bonding takes multiple internet connections and combines them into a single connection, increasing your connection speed greatly. An example of this would be a business which has two connections, a 5 Mbps connection and 7 Mbps connection. Broadband bonding these connections would combine the two connections into a single, reliable 12 Mbps connection, increasing the download speeds in your network as well as accelerating your cloud-based applications. While you can expect higher network speeds and greater reliability from broadband bonding, in order to successfully bond these connections you will need the proper equipment and expertise.

Is There a Difference Between Load Balancing and Broadband Bonding?

While both load balancing and broadband bonding effect how users on your network access multiple internet connections, they handle it in two completely different ways. When you are broadband bonding, you take multiple individual connections and transform them into a single connection with the combined speed of each individual connection. If one connection goes down, you still have access to the internet using other connections that make up your broadband bonding connection, but when they are running together you have a much faster connection available to you.

With load balancing, if you have two connections available to you through a single router, you can choose which user uses which connection, but the connections cannot be combined. Once the bandwidth of one connection is taken, the next user will access the second connection. This means that if you have three connections, one 4 Mbps connection, another 5 Mbps connection and a 6 Mbps connection, load balancing these connections will allow you to have one session on the 4 Mbps connection, another on the 5 Mbps connection and another on the 6 Mbps connection. While this is convenient and can help monitor bandwidth usage through sessions, it does not give any individual session access to one 15 Mbps connection, and broadband bonding these connections would.

Does XRoads Networks Have a Platform that Offers Support for MultiWAN Interfaces?

At XRoads Networks, we offer UBM (unified bandwidth management) appliances that were designed to support MultiWAN interfaces. We solutions for MultiWAN management not available through other platforms. Our devices offer a number of unique capabilities, including Policy Routing, Best Path Routing, ActiveDNS, Application Routing and Broadband bonding.

Our EdgeXOS platform gives our customers the ability to bind multiple, diverse ISP connections into a single connection, improving application download speeds by reducing data traffic congestion. By utilizing a unique and advanced proxy service, our platform can examine content on-the-fly in order to apply the best solution for increasing performance for the sessions being accessed.

Does XRoads Networks Offer Other Services?

XRoads Networks offers a variety of bandwidth management solutions and other session-based acceleration products aside from its MultiWAN broadband bonding and load balancing, including Intelligent MultiWAN Shaping, Flexible Cloud Connectivity, Flexible Branch Office Connectivity and Intelligent MultiWAN Security. We only work with the industry’s top software and hardware vendors in order to provide our customers with valuable and critical add-on functionality to already existing solutions that have been tested and proven to work.

Some of the technologies we utilize for our MultiWAN bandwidth management include: • ApeXcache • XFlow • ActiveDNS • Site2Site • Adaptiband • Accelibond

We are currently a top developer for enterprise class Multiple WAN optimization appliances thanks to the use of our patented UBM technology. The UBM solutions offered by XRoads Networks help companies and organizations grow and advance their mission by providing them with reliable, intelligent and quick bandwidth management.