As a Channel Partner, Reseller or VAR, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of SD-WAN, but as a relatively new technology you might not be familiar with how it can prove successful in real-world applications.
This article gives some examples of how software defined networking has been successfully implemented, making it easier for you to understand the wide range of SD-WAN use cases and the benefits for your clients.
SD-WAN paves the way for agile, reliable and, most importantly, customer networks that are profitable for you. Software defined networking technology provides a secure, encrypted multi-site private WAN and enhanced features such as bonded internet connections for improved performance. Because SD-WAN is virtualised and cloud-based, it’s quicker to deploy compared with traditional, hardware-based networks and management systems such as MPLS. Here are some examples of real-life applications of the technology:
Success Story: International Multi-Site Networks
Conex Bänninger has built a reputation as one of the leading innovators and manufacturers of high-quality plumbing fittings and valves in the world.
They needed an agile and high performance nine-site international private network to replace their aging MPLS network.
Comms365’s SD-WAN solution was successfully introduced as the replacement. As a result, Conex Bänninger made significant cost savings when creating this new network in comparison to running their existing MPLS network. They also benefited from increased network capacity, fast deployment and more agile, flexible control of the network using Comms365’s SD-WAN Portal.
Conex Bänninger said:
We have been very pleased with the solution from Comms365 which has been faultless. When compared with the MPLS network we had in place previously, we’ve been able to increase the capacity and reliability of our connections and at the same time reduce the overall cost to the group.
Success Story: Enhancing Existing Product Portfolios with SD WAN
A Comms365 partner has recently found success by taking advantage of the SD-WAN opportunity and expanding their product portfolio to include Comms365’s SD-WAN solution.
Comms365’s SD-WAN solution offers flexibility to partners and can be adopted on either a Managed Service or Service Provider model. In this instance, Comms365 successfully helped the partner enable their core network in one of IBM’s leading UK cloud datacentres and customer branch sites. As part of the ongoing services contract, software features, patch management and third line support are included.
The SD-WAN solution enhances the partner’s existing portfolio by enabling them to offer SD-WAN services which they can bundle along with their existing solutions, providing a better experience for their customers and increasing their revenue streams.
This new SD-WAN core platform interfaces directly with the partner’s hosted unified communications and desktop application servers in the virtual data centre environment. This means that customer sites and users can be connected securely over diverse connection types and carriers, such as ADSL, FTTC and 4G.
The enhanced functionality in the SD-WAN platform allows aggregated bonding, quality of service and encrypted private WAN. This optimises the network environment for applications and users as well as giving an end-to-end solution for our partner’s customers.
To date, this partner is on track to deploy several hundred SD-WAN sites for customers in the automotive, legal and other industries.
Does SD-WAN sound like something you’d like to offer to your customers?
As a fast growing SD-WAN Provider in the UK, we provision unique SD-WAN solutions, including wholesale enablement for service providers and fully managed services. If you’re a Channel Partner, Reseller or Value-Added Reseller (VAR) interested in adding SD WAN to your product portfolio, we can help.
We’ve won several industry awards and commendations including Best Innovative Technology at the Bright Sparc Awards, inclusion on the Leading Edge platform for Innovatory Solutions, and Best Innovation and Technology at the MK Business Achievement Awards.
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