This post was sponsored by Utility Telecom, a leading provider of VoIP telephone systems and internet services to businesses across California and Nevada.
Telecom companies market their SD-WAN services to a variety of industries, ranging from those in the healthcare industry, law firms, and well-established companies. No matter how small, large, or established, any company can benefit from switching to SD-WAN.
Here is what Utility Telecom recognizes as the top five reasons to market to enterprises:
1. Lower Total Costs of Operations (TCO)
Telecom companies that offer an SD-WAN usage-based pricing model can ensure that enterprises only need to pay for what they use. This, along with standardizing a company’s software and hardware allows the company to reduce their infrastructure spend and reduce or eliminate helpdesk and troubleshooting time. In addition, it allows for an easy integration of new services into existing deployments.
2. Accelerate Time-to-Deployment
Switching to SD-WAN removes the need for complex or proprietary hardware. It also increases IT agility while reducing deployment time from weeks to hours. This allows network IT teams to adopt an agile, software-based DevOps model to remove the provisioning time and hardware dependency of the traditional WAN and security architectures.
3. Improve Application Performance and Security
SD-WAN has the ability to identify over 2500 applications and map them to the most appropriate connectivity option, improving application performances and lowering overall WAN costs. This can help enterprises in navigating their web traffic speeds, accessing more reliable networks for critical information, and allowing for versatile traffic steering.
4. Simplify Support and Operations
With zero-touch provisioning and centralized management, IT teams can significantly reduce the time required to manage networking and security services at the branch, resulting in up to 50 percent in savings of operational expenses. The software provides customers with deep visibility and real-time intelligence into all networking and security functions to further simplify ongoing operations.
5. Security for Enterprises
SD-WAN allows enterprises to increase their bandwidth and cloud experience, improve flexibility, and decrease the cost of their legacy WAN. Combined with SD-Security, users are offered a next-generation firewall (NGFW) and a unified threat management (UTM) service.
Enterprises that combine SD-WAN and SD-Security transform into a software-defined branch (SD-Branch) and experience the best operational, financial, and security benefits of a fully software-defined service architecture.
To learn more about Utility Telecom’s SD-WAN services, visit them here.