What is Network Bonding?

Some businesses and organizations have multiple internet connections available and need to utilize them in a way that will increase connection speeds and accelerate cloud-based applications. Network bonding will allow you to take multiple connections and combine them into a single, fast connection, increasing your connection speeds and improving bandwidth for sessions you have entering this connection. A good example of this would be an organization that has three diverse ISP connections and wants to route these into a single connection to gain increased speeds and larger bandwidth within a single network. If these three connections are 6 Mbps, 7 Mbps and 8 Mbps, network bonding the three will give you access to a single 21 Mbps connection. This will significantly increase the available bandwidth and speed of your session connection.

Is Network Bonding the Same as Load Balancing?

Load balancing and network bonding both manage and change the way sessions on your network access multiple Internet connections, whether through the same or different ISPs. The main difference is load balancing keeps multiple networks separate, giving each session access to another connection when the bandwidth load is high with the current connection being used. This means if you have a 5 Mbps connection, 7 Mbps connection and 8 Mbps connection, load balancing your network will allow one session to connect to the 5 Mbps connection, another to connect to the 7 Mbps connection and another to the 8 Mbps connection. Bandwidth and speeds would not be changed, but are more easily managed by separating each session through different connections.

Network bonding offers more to users on the network in terms of increased speed and bandwidth allocation. Network bonding takes the multiple connections and combines them into one connection, increasing the available bandwidth and connection speeds greatly. In the above example, rather than having three separate connections, you would have a single 20 Mbps connection available on your network. This also provides redundancy in case one of the connections fails due to having other connections available, keeping your network online.

Is There a Platform Offered by XRoads Networks that Features MultiWAN Interface Support?

XRoads offers a number of appliances that feature UBM (unified bandwidth management) technology designed specifically for MultiWAN interfaces, including a number of MultiWAN management solutions not available through other platforms. The devices we offer feature a multitude of unique capabilities, such as Best Path Routing, Application Routing, Policy Routing, ActiveDNS and Network Bonding.

We also offer the EdgeXOS platform which allows our customers to bind a number of diverse ISP connections into one connection. This reduces data traffic congestion, in turn allowing for improved connection and application download speeds. The platform utilizes an advanced proxy service which enables on-the-fly content examination, followed by applying the solution which would best increase session performance.

What Other Bandwidth Management Services does XRoads Networks Offer?

At XRoads Networks, we offer a number of session based acceleration products and bandwidth management solutions for businesses and organizations. These solutions include Flexible Cloud Connectivity, Intelligent MultiWAN Shaping, Intelligent MultiWAN Security and Flexible Branch Office Connectivity. By working with the technology industry’s top hardware and software vendors, we provide our customers with valuable add-on functionality to solutions that have already been proven in the field.

Technologies we utilize for our bandwidth management appliances include: • ActiveDNS • Accelibond • ApeXcache • Site2Site • XFlow • Adaptiband

As a leading developer of enterprise class appliances designed for MultiWAN optimization, we only offer UBM solutions that enable businesses and organizations to advance the mission they set out on by providing intelligent and reliable bandwidth management.