Bigleaf Networks has announced that it is expanding its Cloud Access Network with a fifth gateway Cluster in Dallas, Texas.

By tunneling all customer traffic through the Bigleaf-owned Cloud Access Network, Bigleaf's patent-pending SD-WAN platform is uniquely able to prioritize and seamlessly failover all applications, including hosted VoIP, Virtual Desktop, Point of Sale, VPNs, and SaaS. Bigleaf hosts its redundant gateway clusters in major Internet peering hubs across North America for optimal performance. With the addition of this Dallas Gateway Cluster, Bigleaf customers will automatically see higher performance to applications hosted in the southern U.S., and Bigleaf customers in the southern U.S. will gain increased performance for all traffic.

"We're excited to invest in this expansion, and other upgrades coming later this year," said Bigleaf founder and CEO Joel Mulkey. "Our unique Cloud Access Network gives customers highly-peered connections directly to all of the major cloud providers, so with our service, customers don't have to struggle with the expense and complexity of private circuits into those cloud networks to get peak performance."

Bigleaf's plug-and-play SD-WAN offering is delivered as an SLA-backed 24/7 managed service. Features include:

  • Intelligent Load-Balancing across multiple Internet paths from different ISPs

  • Dynamic Quality-of-Service (QoS) to prioritize VoIP and other performance-sensitive traffic over commodity Internet

  • Same-IP Failover to ensure uninterrupted VoIP and other real-time sessions while moving between ISP circuits

  • Transparent outside-the-firewall deployment for easy zero-breach installs

  • Real-time intelligence on ISP circuit latency, packet loss, jitter and throughput