New SD-WAN as a Service helps meet growing SD-WAN market demand of $8 billion by 2021
Theale, UK and Dulles, VA, USA – December 6, 2017: In response to restrictive ‘one size fits all’ SD-WAN offerings and increasingly complex WAN infrastructures, Teneo, the Work From Anywhere IT services company, has launched SD-WAN as a Service. The service helps meet the rising demand from CIOs for more flexible and practical ways to use SD-WAN as a platform for their organizational change.
With global organizations of all sizes often unaware of the potential risks from global telecom carriers’ fixed SD-WAN offerings that don’t match individual network infrastructure requirements, Teneo’s SD-WAN as a Service provides CIOs with a solution that’s tailored to fit. The service also prevents network managers being drawn into inflexible carrier deployment processes and support contracts.
Fast-growing WAN complexity and endpoint proliferation, against the backdrop of rising cloud use is rapidly increasing in-house IT teams’ network monitoring and management workloads. Although companies now recognize SD-WAN’s application performance, network resilience and cost reduction benefits, acquiring such technologies and their associated support services outright can exceed enterprise CAPEX budgets while adding further to IT teams’ workloads. Such deployment issues have until now delayed many SD-WAN deployments or rendered them overly-complex or even untenable.
Meeting these different and complex needs, Teneo’s ‘as a Service’ delivery model combines individually- prescribed SD-WAN technologies with 24×7, expert monitoring and management services, packaged at a predictable monthly cost. This means that SD-WAN can be deployed and managed to achieve an enterprise’s distinct outcomes, without high ‘up-front’ equipment costs – or the need to hire additional global network team members.
Marc Sollars, CTO at Teneo, commented, “With tighter IT budgets and resources for networking teams, our SD-WAN as a Service gives CIOs a practical way to achieve greater agility or optimize critical application performance from the centre. To do this effectively and contain risks, network teams need more flexible SD-WAN choices and clarity of how their SD-WAN ‘layer’ sits architecturally within their global infrastructures.”
“Global telecoms carriers’ haste in aligning themselves with an SD-WAN provider was touted as bringing simplicity for buyers, but this at once removed the diversity of options that growth-focused customers actually need. In contrast, our new service model enables CIOs to define their business case, carefully design and right-size their SD-WAN approach, before selecting their preferred technologies.
“SD-WAN is still new and not as simple to deploy as the market hype suggests, so many in-house teams have limited knowledge or experience of using or managing it. Our blend of technology and service capabilities and long-standing deployment expertise, not only fills ‘in-house gaps’ but also makes SD-WAN a lower-risk, dynamic change agent in global companies achieving digital transformation and greater business agility.”
Accessed through their OPEX budget, organizations can use Teneo’s SD-WAN as a Service to quickly deploy expert-level SD-WAN capabilities. This tailoring gives hard-pressed CIOs time to focus on performance outcomes – business agility, nimbler cloud adoption, re-routing traffic with existing MPLS and public internet connectivity, or more ‘tactical’ ironing out of branch network and application performance issues – instead of regarding IT networking as a passive element in delivering organizational change and greater innovation.
Teneo’s new SD-WAN as a Service model is a logical progression of the trend for IT budgets to shift to OPEX through ‘as a Service’ offerings for Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) needs.
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