Only the EdgeXOS platform incorporates this form of advanced routing technology. When deployed in a multilink environment, this technology can increase application responsiveness, ensure application persistence for long downloads and provide unique graphical feedback for monitoring Service Level Agreements (SLA's) with your telecommunication providers.
By performing continuous testing through each available WAN link to the defined remote network, the Best Path Routing module is able to determine which links provide the best possible connectivity. This testing consists of:
When combined a complete picture of the WAN link is determined so that the best route can be updated in the routing table.
This testing is continuously being performed in order to always make sure that the "BEST" path is being used.
Additionally, alerts levels may also be set by the IT administrator in order to email them in the event a link is performing at unacceptable levels, this feature can also be used to guarantee SLA levels for a particular connection.
By monitoring multiple paths to a critical destination the Edge platform is able to determine which path provides the fastest connection and thus updates its routing table accordingly.