Teneo Establishes SD-WAN Practice


Theale, UK and Dulles, USA – July 29, 2016 – Teneo, the Specialist Integrator of Next-Generation Technology, today announced that it has established an SD-WAN Practice to help its customers to navigate their way through the fast-changing SD-WAN market landscape.

The Teneo SD-WAN Practice, led by Steve Inman, President of Teneo’s Americas operation, will act as an SD-WAN think tank performing industry, customer and technical research, thereby advocating the most relevant solutions for its customers. The Practice will also be responsible for further development of Teneo’s Managed SD-WAN service, which helps customers to maintain non-stop, around the clock performance from their SD-WAN investments.

The SD-WAN market movement first began just over 2 years ago and at the end of 2015, less than 1% of enterprises had deployed SD-WAN technology in their branches. According to Gartner however, that statistic is set to rise dramatically to 30% by the end of 2019. This prediction has resulted in rapid market growth with vendors already crowding the SD-WAN space, made up of a combination of legacy WAN optimisation specialists, newly formed start-up companies and a handful of original pioneers.

With SD-WAN products having reached the peak and SD-WAN services now on the rise in the new Gartner Hype Cycle for Networking and Communications 2016, published on July 27th 2016, SD-WAN technology is still very much emerging. SD-WAN offers customers several benefits compared with traditional, router-based WANs, including cost savings, increased agility and management simplification. Teneo’s SD-WAN Practice aims to fully understand the elements, essence, ramifications, impact, and benefits of SD-WAN in order to best meet the needs of its customers’ environments.

Marc Sollars, CTO at Teneo commented, “It’s important to remember that SD-WAN is an architectural concept and that one customer’s architecture will be entirely different to another’s. To make the right SD-WAN technology choice, it’s therefore vital to fully understand what each customer is trying to achieve by deploying such Next-Generation Technology. For example, are you running a lean, centralised IT team with a global branch office infrastructure where simplification and scalability are vital? Is carrier cost reduction a more important priority? Or do you have a goal to seriously increase network reliability and security? Only once we’ve explored a customer’s architecture from all angles can we confidently make an SD-WAN recommendation.”

Steve Inman, President of Teneo Americas explained, “As a Specialist Integrator and with our focus specifically on Next-Generation Technology, Teneo is particularly well placed to assist our customers with one of the most exciting new approaches to network architecture that I’ve seen for a very long time.” He added, “Our Teneo mission is ‘Opening Minds to New Possibilities’, and that sentiment has a perfect fit with the SD-WAN approach. We know our customers are always hungry to learn about technologies that are going to drive innovation for them both personally and professionally. Our intention is to help our customers to achieve just that by removing any potential risk from their SD-WAN decisions.”

To help customers determine the best SD-WAN route forward for their organisation, Teneo offers an SD-WAN Lunch and Learn. Please contact your Teneo Account Manager or email info@teneo.net if you would like us to present SD-WAN to your network and architecture teams.

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