SD-WAN

SD-WAN

SD-WAN Assessment Services

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Gary McCauley

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October 30, 2019

Are you thinking about offering SD-WAN deployment services or perhaps introducing SD-WAN into your business enterprise? If so, we can help, with our engineers ready to provide expert SD-WAN Assessment services.

It’s fair to say that SD-WAN can provide several benefits to service providers and enterprises alike. Service providers can benefit from a fresh level of demand for modern technology that offers a wealth of benefits to businesses on the market today. Particularly in an economic climate where companies are constantly racing to be faster and more efficient than their competitors. At the same time, your companies themselves could benefit from SD-WAN due to the high level of agility and increased levels of security. It also ensures that there is an easy option for connecting remote locations to typical branches, without the high costs.

However, there are also challenges or business keen to implement SD-WAN into their business model and service providers keen to offer it to their clients. It’s important to consider the individual infrastructure of the company and what benefits they are hoping to gain from the new network set-up. At the same time, you need to consider how the system is going to be managed and indeed deployed. It’s even worth thinking about the right vendor because there are quite a few on the market.

Some vendors suggest SD-WAN is a DIY solution that can be handled by the enterprise itself. However, whether this is the case is largely going to depend on the size of the business and the expertise of the IT staff. Problems like this can stop companies implementing SD-WAN, but SD-WAN assessment services can provide the solution to this issue.

How FE Can Help 

If you are considering offering SD-WAN Assessment services or you are considering implementing SD-WAN into your business model, we can help. Using the FE platform, you will be able to access a wealth of talented professionals who can provide expert support and advice on SD-WAN. They can help you or your client address the issues previously discussed and provide a thorough assessment of your current situation.

Bear in mind; this assessment isn’t based on whether SD-WAN is suitable for you or will provide benefits to your clients. It is and it will. Instead, this assessment will answer questions such as what is the best set up for regional or global deployments that could be necessary for far-stretching global models. With engineers in 180 countries and counting around the world, we can offer assessments at a range of different office branches and remote locations.

We can also help determine the connectivity requirements for specific setups and applications. This could include cloud or SaaS applications. These are becoming more popular and relevant than ever with businesses and enterprises. It provides a higher level of connection that clients could perhaps demand.

In House or Delivered as a Service?

Another key consideration is whether SD-WAN should be handled in-house or provided as a service. Enterprises may favor the former to provide saving on expenses. However, there are issues to be aware of here. Originally, it was quite common for enterprises operating on a global level to complete a network infrastructure in house. This ensures that they could easily and effectively determine the correct application and data for individual employees. The implementation might also be easier at the edge too. However, times have changed because now businesses need to scale, particularly when operating on a global level.

As such, it’s important to start to think about what happens when dealing with various providers or handling multiple MPS contractors and ISP. This can also make integration more difficult, particularly with new mergers and acquisitions. This requires new networks to be joined together or managed separately.

With a typical service model, it’s possible to consume a network in the same form as an enterprise would AWS or a cloud service. It means that systems are far faster to deploy. This means that enterprises don’t need to wait for hardware at each particular branch or need to worry about setting up legacy infrastructure.

At FE, we provide SD-WAN services to businesses with the ultimate level of flexibility. You can use expert freelance engineers to access the vast potential this software provides without capital expenditure. There is a vast array of different vendors for SD-WAN, and our engineers can deliver them all, including Cisco, Meraki, Versa, Silverpeak, Velocloud, Riverbed, Citrix, Aryaka, Talari, Fatpipe as well as countless others. They can get the project up and running while providing easy project management and troubleshooting any issues that could become apparent.

Sign up now to access 60,000 engineers through a global on-demand market place, with cost-effective solutions guaranteed. We provide SD-WAN services for all major service providers, and we can help you too.

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