The SD-WAN appliance is generally controlled by a central server that defines the rules. This can be pushed down to the appliances at each site. This will be the Central cloud control panel.
Pulse SD-WAN is used to connect enterprise networks, including branch offices and data centres, over large geographic distances. SD-WAN solutions include a special device at every site. In all cases, it's where the VPNs / ILL / Broadband terminate and where the routing decisions are made.
This means aggregating bandwidth across all WAN (ILL, MPLS, LTE, ELL) connections, so they can even be used for a single flow.
By using two broadband or dedicated internet access circuits with 99% reliability, the overall reliability rises to 99.99%
Pulse SD-WAN devices will sense the quality of all the connections for a specified data connection and route the traffic through the best path, based on rules that you specify with respect to packet loss, latency, jitter and available bandwidth on each link.
Traffic engineering is the process of defining how traffic is to be routed based on advanced routing decisions as follows,