Exponential-e Launches SD-WAN

Exponential-e has unveiled its new SD-WAN offering to help organisations stay in control of their IT operations and drive performance.

Offered through Cloudnet, Exponential-e’s self-service platform connects enterprises to business applications from wherever they are enabling organisations to utilise SD-WAN to separate the data and control layer into two parts. This allows businesses to centrally assign and manage application-aware policies across sites to secure and control all network traffic. Organisations will also be able to turn bandwidth up – and down – in real time with no time delays.

“In today’s digital world where business agility is critical, businesses can no longer afford to continue operating with WAN deployments that are isolated from the Cloud,” said Chris Christou, director of engineering at Exponential-e. “With Gartner predicting 30 per cent of enterprises will have deployed SD-WAN in their branches by the end of 2019 – up from less than one per cent in 2015 – gone are the days of traditional WAN-as-a-bottleneck mentality. Organisations are clearly ready to adopt agile, secure, flexible and scalable WAN solutions that are available at the drop a hat.”

The new service will offer:
·Simple automation and administration: Centrally managed policies and infrastructure to increase control and ease of network administration.
·Speed of deployment: Cloudnet activation of an organisation’s private WAN connection is as fast as the time it takes to deliver a CPE router to its premises.
·Optimised branch access to applications: Intelligent Network routing that significantly improves user experience and business productivity.
·Cost efficient IT operations: The ability to minimise CapEx requirements with technologies such as NFV (Network Functions Virtualisation).

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