A strategy was identified that would result in significant cost savings per month. It saw the Plan International team transition to a new SD-WAN platform, replacing their previous WAN Optimization solution like-for-like, but 65% less expensive, on selected sites that were utilizing VSAT as well as those requiring extra resilience.
Meanwhile, as WAN Optimization was still an important and robust technology on other sites, Bhavin was reluctant to keep his environment running unsupported. So, for the last 3 years, he’s relied on Teneo’s support, which delivers access to our Service Desk 24x7x365, proactive and predictive monitoring, an annual tune-up service, and hardware support.
“I knew that, for many sites, we no longer needed to incur the full cost of our existing network infrastructure,” said Bhavin Patel, Head of IT Infrastructure. “As an international charity, keeping costs low is incredibly important to us.”
Child data users, who deal with sensitive information relating to vulnerable children, and management staff producing large reports, have seen the greatest benefits since these changes were implemented.