An SD-WAN solution deemed ION for Instant-On Network with elements that are flow forwarders that are analogous to WAN routers in terms of function, but that are deployed as VMs on commodity x86 devices, essentially simple PCs with several Ethernet interfaces and
enough CPU and memory to handle traffic forwarding at multi-gigabit line rates. Customers can buy an ION appliance directly from CloudGenix or supply their own hardware and install it as a VM. The ION Element can be installed at branches, headquarters, co-los and public cloud (IaaS) locations.
ION Elements perform flow forwarding, topology change notification, flow classification, SLA monitoring and enforcement and flow table maintenance.