With CLOUDWAN, you have unparalleled control and visibility over your distributed network. CLOUDWAN is a single solution that combines the speed and agility of SD-WAN, the consistency and control of NFV and network orchestration, and enables applications at the edge of your network. Unleash the power of your business with enhanced speed and service quality, control and security, while reducing cost and complexity.
An organization was experiencing rapid growth, and wanted to take advantage of proximity to natural resources, friendly regulatory environments, and cost effective labor in certain remote areas. But, each time they opened a new site, the project took months, and required complex logistics like sending staff and physical devices to remote locations. Then, ongoing management of the infrastructure was a nightmare.
By choosing a CLOUDWAN, they have reduced the time to deploy a new site from months, down to days. Instead of an expensive and lengthy project to open a new location, they simply order a “CPE” device to be shipped to the new location. It can be plugged in by any staff onsite. Even in the most complex new sites, where staff is still required, the set up time is significantly reduced. The ongoing management is dramatically simplified because everything can be controlled from a centralized console.
In the past, the company had to invest heavily in private lines because the local connectivity options were limited, and low quality. As a result, the costs of connectivity were extremely high. It was difficult to manage traffic and to deliver the necessary modern applications such as high definition video conferencing, and VoIP, to the remote areas.
With CLOUDWAN, the company was able to use features like Hybrid WAN and our flexible Internet breakout to better control and prioritize traffic. Now, they can leverage less expensive consumer-grade connectivity for low priority traffic, and reserve the expensive private lines for priority traffic.
Deploying a new site was incredibly expensive and time consuming. Mounting costs from the myriad of physical devices, bandwidth and connectivity, and deployment staff, coupled with the length of time it took to stand up a new site, drove the company to look for alternatives.
With CLOUDWAN, the customer was able to reduce the number of physical devices by sending a single “CPE” with virtual appliance functionality. The ability to control traffic and reduce the number of expensive private line connections resulted in additional cost savings. Lastly, eliminating lengthy deployment projects that required skilled staff to be onsite for extended periods of time saved money and streamlined the overall process.