Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN)
More users, more applications, more devices – same network
Can your WAN keep up?
Businesses today are driven by mobile workforces and a need to rely on data and applications in the cloud. IT needs to adapt to this new reality, and simplifying the infrastructure is a big step in the right direction. One network with one security framework for all users and all applications will make your IT leaner and more agile.
Wide Area Networks are a critical component of today’s business infrastructure, but WANs erratic performance frustrates users, especially for low-latency applications like VoIP calling, video conferencing, video streaming, and virtualised applications and desktops. WAN capacity can also be expensive and difficult to expand, manage and troubleshoot.
SD-WAN products address these problems. As a replacement for traditional technologies, such as MPLS and VPN, it applies software-defined networking (SDN) concepts to WAN connections. Unlike traditional WANs, SD-WAN delivers increased network agility and cost reduction by directing traffic from network hardware to individual applications for improved app performance as well as quality user experiences over geographically dispersed locations such as branch offices, corporate data centres, and on cloud platforms.
Managed WAN and MPLS Solutions
IP Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) offer a secure, reliable and resilient means of connecting your business. Our IP VPN solutions are MPLS (multi protocol label switching) based, providing your business with cost effective, manageable and flexible connectivity. MPLS-based networks can deliver quality of service over the core network so that applications and data can be prioritised according to the importance within the business.
We will take time to fully understand the scope and usage of your Wide Area Network (WAN), your current and future demands for voice, web conferencing and email, to make sure we deploy the most cost effective network for maximum operational IT efficiency.
- Secure, reliable and resilient connectivity
- 99.97% Service Level Agreement
- Proactive monitoring and management 24/7×365
- Classes of service available
- Maximum security for your confidential data
Our range of connectivity services incorporates ADSL, Bonded Broadband services, as well as Ethernet and Leased Lines, with a choice of bandwidth from 2Mb to 1GB. We offer five classes of services with each class covering different levels of service priority. Traffic prioritisation, for example, allows you to deploy VoIP, video conferencing and other demanding applications over the IP VPN.
We understand how vital your network is to your business, which is why we offer a 99.999% SLA (Service Level Agreement) on our core network, guaranteeing a 30 minute response time and a 6 hour fix, on a 24/7 basis, on all our on-net circuits. Internet access, if included, is protected by a dedicated firewall facilitating the implementation of company-wide security policies and ensuring that every site and every person benefits from the same level of security as your head office.
WAN solutions utilise MPLS technology to link together offices, data centres, remote workers, home workers and disaster recovery sites, allowing servers and network resources to be used and shared effortlessly among staff.