Cloud Networking

CLOUD X WAN

The complete end-to-end managed SD-WAN solution with rich Network Function Virtualization (NFV), built on a Hybrid WAN underlay connecting any site, anywhere. Powerful multi-function devices make the best use of Internet and MPLS in the Hybrid WAN underlay and make on-demand networking a reality.

End-to-end Managed SD-WAN with NFV over the world’s leading Hybrid WAN underlay

Businesses are transforming.

Digital innovation is pushing network boundaries globally and applications to the Cloud. But up to now, few enterprise networks have kept pace with innovation and advances in application and process virtualization.

Network infrastructure needs to transform or else the journey to the Cloud could grind to a halt.

We have the answer.

CLOUD X WAN – fully-managed SD-WAN with Network Function Virtualization built on the world’s leading global Hybrid WAN underlay network.

Flexibility, Agility, Cloud-centricity. All in a cost-effective package

CLOUD X WAN offers all the features you’ve come to expect from SD-WAN with NFV:

  • SD-WAN leveraging low-cost Internet and Hybrid WAN
  • Dynamic application-specific routing policies which adapt to network conditions in real-time
  • On-demand Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) from a range of industry-leading vendors running on powerful Virtual CPE (vCPE)
    • vRouter, vSecurity, vAdvance Security, vWANOp and many more
  • “Zero-touch” network provisioning of VNFs and services
  • Self-service and service transparency via a simple to use portal
  • Programmable, automatic service chaining between VNFs
Any site, anywhere

CLOUD X WAN leverages our unrivaled capability and experience in providing Hybrid WANs using traditional CPE almost anywhere in the world.

We can provide managed SD-WAN connectivity in more than 200 countries worldwide. But if even that is not enough, if there’s another connectivity option available, we’ll integrate it.

CLOUD X WAN gateways are spread across the US, Europe, and Asia meaning even sites connected by broadband Internet can benefit from improved network performance across our vast MPLS network. And through CLOUD X Fusion we offer seamless Direct Cloud connectivity throughout the world into public Clouds like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Alibaba Cloud and IBM Cloud.

Choose an SD-WAN partner who knows Hybrid WAN

Our pedigree in providing managed Hybrid WAN on a global scale is without equal, thanks to having deployed hundreds of thousands of business critical customer network locations over the past 25 years.

No other provider knows hybrid networks like we do.

And now we are applying this expertise to SD-WAN.

Ultimate flexibility through application-level service chains

With CLOUD X WAN, the network can be programmed at an application level with VNFs sequenced as “service chains”. As a result, routing and network policies can now literally be set according to application and traffic type.

For example, a service chain can be defined for File Transfer traffic to use the vWANOp, vRouter and vSecurity (firewall) VNFs in sequence, whereas a different service chain can be defined for Web-browser traffic to use only the vRouter and vSecurity (firewall) VNFs.

Now that’s flexible networking.

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HYBRID WAN UNDERLAY

Ready your network for digital transformation and drive down the costs of branch connectivity

Secure Internet connectivity integrated seamlessly into Hybrid WAN

Digital transformation in the enterprise network has come to mean the widespread use of low-cost Internet for branch connectivity … or “Hybrid WAN underlay”.

We have unrivaled experience in Hybrid WAN in the underlay network, leveraging low-cost Internet branch connections seamlessly integrated with our vast global MPLS core.

Put the Cloud at the heart of the network

When you use low-cost Internet to connect users to your managed SD-WAN you put the Cloud right into the heart of your Hybrid WAN. This means that network traffic bound for Cloud-hosted servers can “break out” locally to access the public Cloud.

But if you’re concerned about network latency or security, then traffic can be encrypted and passed seamlessly via CLOUD X Fusion into the Cloud data center.

 

Drive down branch connectivity costs

The performance needs of users and applications vary from business to business. Consequently, the saying “one-size-fits-all” simply does not apply to global networks.

Our Hybrid WAN underlay allows you to seamlessly connect small branches or Cloud-centric users with low-cost Internet, and large sites with users of latency-sensitive applications via MPLS.

Ready your network for managed SD-WAN and Network Function Virtualization

Even if you are not yet ready to take the plunge on managed SD-WAN with NFV you can start to prepare the foundations now.

Our Hybrid WAN is precisely the underlay network you will need to implement when you are ready to transform from physical CPE and appliances to software-defined networking.

Why not take advantage of many of the benefits now?

 

Connect all users to a single global Hybrid WAN underlay

The Internet is available almost anywhere.

We have the supply-chain coupled with the know-how for connecting branch locations to a Hybrid WAN in more than 200 countries worldwide through a range of connection types thanks to a track record stretching back almost 25 years.

No other provider can match that.

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MANAGED SD-WAN SERVICE

Leave the management of your network to the experts. Hybrid VPNs built on rock solid service foundations.

End-to-end accountability
CLOUD X WAN is delivered through a full end-to-end managed SD-WAN and NFV service backed by SLAs guaranteeing delivery, availability and performance.

 

We act as an extension of your business, using our expert knowledge, systems and processes for:

  • Solution supply, testing, installation and configuration
  • Proactive assurance, change and service management
  • On-site equipment maintenance
  • Service reporting and proactive optimization advice

An award-winning managed SD-WAN service on a global scale

Managing complex global SD-WAN networks with NFV is not your core capability so it makes little sense for you to deflect resources and focus away from your fundamental business objectives.

We have provided mission-critical managed WAN services including Hybrid VPN to multi-national enterprises for almost 30 years with the accolades to show for it.

And now we’re applying this expertise to Managed SD-WAN.

If your SD-WAN with NFV is critical to your business; why not do what hundreds of the world’s most recognizable brands do, and let us take care of it for you.

 

Peace of mind, 24 x 7

We understand what it means when users cannot connect to their applications, or when a store opening is delayed because the network connection is late.

We therefore pride ourselves in the fact that the service commitments we make are precisely that; commitments.

We are here to provide our customers with peace of mind, which is why we go to such lengths to design and provide custom-fit solutions which are assured through an end-to-end managed service, backed by meaningful and relevant SLAs.

Our customers are our strongest advocates

We believe the managed service is the very essence of how we enable our enterprise customers.

The service we therefore provide is so unique and so outstanding that our customers are our biggest advocates.

Many of the world’s leading brands rely upon us to provide and manage the connectivity without which their businesses cannot operate and when asked if we do a good job, invariably answer with a resounding “yes.

 

Flexible service models to match every solution

Every enterprise is different with widespread locations, custom-fit processes, and a mixture of ways in which they interact with customers and partners.

And therefore our managed service is different.

We believe our managed service should be tailored to our customers’ individual needs. We can be flexible on how we interface, how we report, where we report and even whether our teams are embedded in a customer’s operations.

Your business does not look like any other so why should your managed service?

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