Overview

As technology and connectivity evolves, managed WAN has become a vital component in every IT leader’s armoury. Despite IP-VPN being an ideal solution for many businesses for years, a trend to SD- WAN is evolving. The transition between platforms is often motivated by evolving demands, a change in cloud strategy or the need to gain more visibility of the underlying network.

We take a consultative approach with both IP-VPN and SD-WAN, ensuring implementation of a WAN solution is driven by your business requirements and that its carried out seamlessly. With digitisation continuing to define the way we do business, the need for reliable, flexible, high-performance networks will only grow. The right WAN could be the key to thriving in this digital age.

Our WAN offering includes:

  • IP-VPN provides 24/7 monitoring and management from our Network Operation Centres (NOCs), ensuring continuous uptime and optimal use of network bandwidth.
  • SD-WAN enables your business to dynamically select the most efficient connection from different access methods, aggregate multiple private connections and public internet options, and efficiently leverage combined bandwidth.

 

The benefits of WAN

Timeline

  1. Visibility

    Visibility and control

    Complete visibility of the network
    Intelligent decision-making with a view of the entire estate

  2. Flexibility

    Flexibility and agility

    Easily scale
    Respond to business needs

  3. Security

    Security

    Business continuity
    Roll out policies and protocols
    Near zero-trust provisioning

  4. Efficiencies

    Efficiencies

    Remove expensive routing hardware
    Potential cost savings
    Improved productivity
    Improved network performance

Our WAN service options

IP-VPN

IP-VPN

An IP-VPN connects multiple Local Area Networks (LANs) to one another through routers and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). It’s commonly used for connecting organisations with multiple sites or offices and has long been the go-to technology for IT, voice and data networking infrastructure. IP-VPNs mostly rely on Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), which provides resilient and efficient network traffic flow.

Infographics

  • How IP-VPN works

    IP-VPN product diagram

Features

  • Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Layer3 connectivity
  • Ethernet Fibre over MPLS
  • Managed Customer Premise Equipment (CPE)
  • Managed service and Service Level Agreements
    (SLA)
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Scalability
  • Bandwidth and transport flexibility

SD-WAN

SD-WAN

SD-WAN combines different traditional WAN technologies, like MPLS and broadband connections. This creates a single, seamless view of the network no matter what transport type is used, empowering organisations to implement real time changes to bandwidth allocation and create cost efficiencies. It also allows organisations to connect all of their offices to a central network in the cloud, increasing control and flexibility.

Infographics

  • How SD-WAN works

Features

  • Tunnel bonding to aggregate performance of all underlying links
  • Dynamic path control for real-time traffic steering
  • Near zero-touch provisioning
  • Virtual WAN overlays
  • Each WAN overlay is secured edge-to-edge
  • Path conditioning for private-line-like performance
  • Cloud intelligence
  • High availability
  • Single screen administration
  • Real-time monitoring and historical reporting

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