NEF has expanded its service portfolio to provide enterprise customers with planning, design and procurement for IT infrastructure and cloud services, adding to the enterprise bandwidth and data center service suite it has provided to customers for over a decade.
NEF is helping clients holistically plan their IT infrastructure roadmap, taking advantage of cloud service models like infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS). Recent projects have included such diverse technologies as SD-WAN, unified communications as a service (UCaaS) and hybrid cloud.
“Over years of consulting and building data center and connectivity solutions for clients, we have amassed a great deal of area expertise that we were eager to deploy in the service of broader customer needs,” Michael Murphy, president and CEO of NEF. “This is a very natural evolution for NEF. We have essentially been doing this informally for some time and are simply making IT infrastructure a part of our core advisement practice. The rapidly increasing adoption of cloud services provides a host of opportunities for both NEF and our clients, but it’s a complex area to navigate with more moving parts than businesses expect. For instance, a network is what enables a cloud service to work, so where/what cloud clients use, where everything lives and how everything is connected are critical factors to consider when designing an efficient and secure network. This kind of navigation is where we provide a lot of value.”
Murphy added, “We can help our clients properly leverage public cloud, private cloud and onsite services, plus provide well-thought-out connectivity solutions to produce a more efficient, resilient and cost-effective network.”