#Bandwidth Bonding and #Load Balancing, what’s the difference ?
Both are methods of how traffic is distributed to another network or Internet. Bandwidth Bonding combines multiple WAN links into one data stream. This stream can be achieved by scrambling packets on the multi WAN site and reassembling at the endpoint, whereas Load Balancing just creates different sessions over two or more active WAN links directly to the Internet.
To give you an example of one of the differences: When you have a VoIP call and you have a load balanced environment and one cellular connection is having issues, such as latency or packet loss, you would experience performance issues or possibly even get disconnected. When you have a bonding environment and one of the cellular connections would fail its health check, the session would be moved over seamlessly to the other cellular connections. This way the VoIP call doesn’t get disturbed or even disconnected.
Peplink’s Bonding technology is called SpeedFusion and is used from enterprise branch offices, remote industrial sites, to vehicular and maritime deployments.
To accommodate for different needs, this technology has several layers of functionality.
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