To upgrade communications infrastructure and fully embrace digital transformation, businesses should have the most efficient technologies and the right partners who can help them speed up their productivity and drive business growth. Through long-lasting strategic partnerships, organizations can aid each other in delivering effective and cost-efficient solutions to stay relevant and profitable in the business communication space.
Velocloud, the leading provider of software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology, and Macquarie Telecom, the market leader in data center, cloud, cyber security, and telecom solutions in Australia, has recently joined forces to provide local businesses with new technology that supports intelligent network services, control, and visibility.
Delivering Top-Level SD-WAN Service in Australia
Part of the “next wave of network innovation", SD-WAN technology continues to gain a strong interest in the business communication space. This networking solution provides companies with an intelligent and intuitive approach to deploying and managing distributed networks while reducing costs.
In an effort to bolster SD-WAN technology in Australia and help local businesses with choice, automation, and visibility for their communication solutions, Macquarie Telecom has recently partnered with VeloCloud to bring reliable SD-WAN services in the region. The telco company has selected VeloCloud’s SD-WAN solution to supplement its multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network that offers enterprise customers services, including data, voice, cloud, and security.
Luke Clifton, the Group Executive at Macquarie Telecom, has this to say about their partnership with VeloCloud. “We have a proud history of developing business-grade innovations in the telecoms sector and this is the next stage in the evolution of telecommunications, one that promises to be as profound as virtualization has been to computing,” said Clifton. “We are the first telco to offer a true SD-WAN solution to the market in Australia and we have more than 80 customers already using the service.”
Together with VeloCloud, Macquarie Telecom can help service providers in Australia benefit from a multi-tenant cloud gateway architecture and have the ability to support real-time applications over private, broadband, and wireless links. “SD-WAN is an important development in keeping Australia at the forefront of technology, and in IT moving from a loss component to a profit component in Australian businesses," said Clifton. "The key to that happening is automation, allowing IT departments and network operators to focus on the business at hand while we manage their all resources right here in Australia.”
Advantages of SD-WAN Solutions
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the leading provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events in the telecommunications and consumer technology industry, the SD-WAN market will grow at an annual rate of 69.6 percent and is projected to reach $8.05 billion by 2021.
Although SD-WAN technology can be considered a relatively new networking solution, it is fast becoming one of the most efficient options to reduce the costs and complexities of enterprise-level wide area networks. Below are the ways SD-WAN technology can help enterprises and their end users:
- Simplifies network infrastructure with its capability to integrate network services in the cloud, on the branch edge, or in the regional or enterprise data centers.
- Enables multiple links, services, and devices to coexist and interoperate with existing solutions and make the branch agile.
- Increases savings by cutting hardware-delivery costs and delivering hybrid WAN in a seamless and cost-efficient way.
- Optimizes application performance over Internet links and hybrid networks with secure and direct access to cloud applications.
SD-WAN technology is beneficial for businesses for its many benefits. With enterprise level WANs becoming more complex to deploy and manage, businesses choosing to leverage SD-WAN solutions can enable their customer base to optimize application performance, secure valuable company data, and enhance the user experience across public and private cloud paths.
Boosting Business Communication with VeloCloud + Macquarie Telecom SD-WAN
As organizations move their businesses to the cloud, they need to enhance their networking infrastructure to meet the demands of changing workloads and increasing data volumes. In order to deliver connectivity to support applications at a higher capacity and performance level, service providers can take advantage of Macquarie Telecom’s SD-WAN solution.
Powered by Velocloud, Macquarie Telecom’s SD-WAN offers a unique combination of multipath and multi carrier dynamic routing services. This networking solution also gives businesses the choice to employ a mixed approach that will enable them to optimize their networks across all sites, specifically in the regional sites.
Below are the key features and capabilities of Macquarie Telecom's SD-WAN solution:
Equip with intelligent, dynamic packet routing. Macquarie Telecom’s SD-WAN allows network functions and information to be carried over a mix of links, which may include NBN, 4G, private links, or microwave links.
Leverages multiple carriers. The multipath, multicarrier feature of Macquarie Telecom’s SD-WAN ensures that there is no downtime or outage experienced by the user in case one of the links goes down. Most SD-WAN solutions do not have this level of dynamic flexibility or offer a watered-down equivalent, such as path selection, which will try to reinitiate over a dropped link before switching to another.
Enables automation. The system automatically selects the best pathway to transmit application, information, and workloads, thereby ensuring the lowest latency and the highest speed will be obtained. “It’s like always knowing which lane will get me from A to B the fastest,” said Michael Davies, the Customer & Emerging Technologies Director at Macquarie Telecom. “If there’s traffic on the road, the SD-WAN can automatically change my lane to that with the least amount of traffic within milliseconds – and I don’t have to do a thing, the system changes the lane for me automatically. That is the level of automation and simplicity available to our SD-WAN customers.”
Provides automated speed adjustment. This VeloCloud-powered SD-WAN solution has the capability to automatically adjust speed to reduce latency and jitter. For example, voice and video arrive concurrently, and there are no pixelated images while video conferencing.
Offers full visibility for up to 2,500 applications. With this networking solution, businesses can allow multiple applications to run across their networks through a single screen, the Orchestrator, and then be able to see in real-time what applications are using up the bandwidth.
Fully compliant with relevant security standards. Macquarie Telecom’s SD-WAN service has innate security and integrated with built-in public key infrastructure (PKI) in its low-touch edge box, which can dynamically refresh the encryption certificates. “Normally, this important process needs to be done manually via IT intervention, meaning it can be neglected, leaving networks exposed over time as the same keys are constantly used,” said Davies. “With our SD-WAN offering, it’s a case of ‘set and forget’.”
VeloCloud Networks, Inc. is an SD-WAN solutions company that leverages the economics of the cloud to support today’s globally distributed enterprises by enhancing performance and automating deployment over broadband Internet, private, and LTE links. As a premier SD-WAN service provider, VeloCloud enables organizations to support application growth, boost network agility, and simplify branch implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private data centers, and enterprise applications.
About Macquarie Telecom Group
Macquarie Telecom Group is a leading data center, cloud, cyber security, and telecom company in Australia. Headquartered in Sydney and with satellite offices in other parts of Australia, including Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, and more, Macquarie Telecom provides data, voice, mobile, and colocation services for mid-large businesses and government agencies. The company brought private cloud computing and cloud storage services to the Australian market in 2011 and has launched the first WAN, which enables customers to embrace SaaS cloud offerings, in 2015.