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Assuring uCPE-based services: an approach that uses virtual probes

Anil Rao Principal Analyst, Research

"Communications service providers should consider using virtual probes-based dynamic assurance solutions, which provide single-pane visibility into the WAN, uCPE and applications across multiple clouds."

Existing WAN assurance solutions are designed for static branch and WAN networks, and are unsuitable for uCPE-based dynamic WAN services that support multi-cloud environments. Communications service providers (CSPs) should consider using a virtual probes-based dynamic assurance solution that provides single-pane visibility into the WAN, uCPE and applications across multiple clouds.

This report provides:

  • an overview of a potential assurance approach for uCPE-based services such as SD-WAN
  • an explanation of why the current assurance approach is unsuitable for monitoring uCPE-based services
  • three recommendations for CSPs that explain how assurance uCPE-based services should be used for multi-cloud environments.