We’re excited to collaborate with our new and existing TBI members to offer the opportunity to sell a blended portfolio of Verizon wireline and wireless business solutions. With over 25 million Small Business customer prospects, we have tremendous opportunity to leverage the scale and expertise of the channel to meet customers where they want to buy.
Understanding the Alphabet
Before diving into network soup and getting a better grasp on how the various solutions work together, it is imperative to understand them individually.
According to IDG Research , The SD-WAN market is expected to reach $8B by 2021. SD-WAN sales and implementations are growing. The report indicates that adoption rates increased from 35% to 54% over the past two years, with 90% of their respondents saying they are actively researching, piloting or about to upgrade to SD-WAN. And the reason for growth is to solve for a few business challenges, mainly: optimizing networks to support cloud technologies, simplifying network management and improving application performance which all, in turn, help deliver on a better customer experience.
As you continue to evolve your portfolio to keep up with the evolution of technology, learning how to bundle next-gen technologies, such as network and Unified Communication (UC), can help you make a more organic transition to selling digital transformation solutions, which can be easier to manage and scale as you grow your business.
Cloud is changing the network. According to Frost & Sullivan, almost 70% of IT decision makers in the U.S. report that they will be replacing branch routers with an SD-WAN appliance. Additionally, nearly three-quarters of US respondents report that they plan to include cloud-based security services with their SD-WAN solution.
This article was originally published on Comcast Business Community.
The rate at which technology is evolving is increasing almost exponentially. In the business sector, hardware has given way to software-defined everything, while many on-premises technologies are now offered as a service. Much of the advances in technology over the last few years have been the direct result of the growing ubiquity of the cloud and faster connectivity speeds, both of which have enabled companies to adopt digital transformation technologies to help them work smarter and more efficiently.
Software Defined Secure Branch is a purpose built solution designed for businesses and organizations with complex multi-location IT management needs and the desire for more visibility, security protection, and control of their network. Once in place, it helps keep the network secure and accessible through a combination of simplified management, the intuitive software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution, and security.
It’s apparent that U.S. organizations have accepted that cloud is here to stay; A recent analysis from Maverick Research found that more than 80% of CIOs estimate that more than half of their business will be conducted on cloud infrastructure by 2020, and roughly the same number predicted that applications supported by a SaaS platform will support more than half of their business transactions.
The Jim Ellis Automotive Group is a chain of auto dealerships based in Atlanta with 15 locations in the area and a staff of over 1,000 employees. The company depends on a fast, reliable and secure network to connect with customers, employees and business partners and support key business applications across its dispersed locations.
TBI’s VP of Technology and Business Development, Steve Roos, demonstrates the backup and failover of a Cradlepoint environment with VeloCloud.
For businesses that are reluctant to adopt software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN), it’s important to remember that it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing migration. Easing into the many proven benefits of SD-WAN – such as reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), flexible bandwidth options, and unprecedented simplicity of networks and applications – can be a gradual process, without sacrificing existing investments in traditional networking infrastructure.
As hype of SD-WAN dies down, IT leaders are realizing that the technology doesn't need to replace an existing network solution. Instead, SD-WAN serves as a complementary solution, enhancing network functionalities, providing transparency and an overall better end-user experience. Selling partners are finding success by selling SD-WAN as an ancillary service to opportunities that involve existing network solutions like MPLS or for enhancing voice solutions such as UCaaS.
Today’s wide-area network is being challenged like never before. These environments are required to handle an unprecedented volume of data – adjusting for customer demands in real-time while staying on the cutting edge of innovation. The ultimate goal is agility, aligning resources for whatever challenge comes next.
This is SD-WAN in a nutshell: it transforms the delivery of Wide Area Network (WAN) services to business users, improving connectivity and WAN management. Research firms forecast a continued bright future for SD-WAN and its near-primacy in the network services market.
New SD-WAN 2.0 course on the University of TBI!
Leading service delivery provider adds cloud-first SD-WAN solution to its portfolio
TBI is pleased to announce it has solidified a partnership with Bigleaf Networks, an over-the-top SD-WAN provider offering Same IP Address Failover, Intelligent Load Balancing, Dynamic QoS, and Plug-and-Play Provisioning.
The master agent now offers partners the ability to sell Expereo’s expansive Global Coverage.
In May, we publicly announced the Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) beta launch for Comcast Business. As we continue to drive growth across our Mid-Market and Enterprise segments, we are offering new and innovative solutions to meet the unique demands of business customers with large networks stretching across multiple locations nationwide.
Financial services firm to capitalize on surges in investor interest through network performance improvements.
MetTel, a leading communications solutions provider for enterprises and businesses, today announced that financial services firm Wunderlich has accelerated its ability to respond to investor interest in stock market shifts through MetTel's software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution.