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WAN Benchmarking

How does the cost of your WAN compare to current market rates?  Do you have market leading service levels or could you do better with another supplier?  Are you seeking a WAN Benchmarking?

These are important questions and will probably be asked by a Finance Director or CEO at some point.  That said, running a full WAN procurement can be a time-consuming process – particularly if you’re happy with your current WAN supplier.

If you’re looking to renegotiate your WAN contract, but don’t want a major project to change the WAN, where do you start without understanding how your costs and service levels compare?

StableLogic’s WAN Benchmarking service, directly compares your costs and service levels to current market rates and provides the valuable information you need to embark on a procurement or start a negotiation.

Key considerations of a WAN Benchmarking include:

  • Technology Solution – Is the solution low risk and built on modern technology?
  • Supplier – Stability, solution, plans?
  • Functionality – How does it compare?
  • Service – Market leading SLA?  Jitter? RTD?
  • Cost – How do your costs compare to market rates?

WAN Benchmarking Methodology

StableLogic are running almost constant WAN procurements.  This gives us a wealth of information to be able to undertake a detail WAN benchmarking process.  The analysis is always based on:

  • Similar requirements, size of network and bandwidth
  • Leading suppliers – not small scale suppliers
  • Similar or better service levels

In this way, we can provide a fair, accurate and balanced comparison against current market service levels and costs.

StableLogic’s WAN benchmarking service is typically used by clients for one of the following reasons:

  • Procurement – To decide if the likely saving warrants a procurement process
  • Confidence – To check the current supplier is providing a reasonable service and price
  • Negotiation – To provide critical data for a contract negotiation

 

For a detailed proposal of how StableLogic can support your WAN Benchmarking, please contact us.

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WAN Consultants

  • The Wide Area Network is critical to most organisations. With an increasing trend to the centralisation of IT and the move to cloud services, a highly reliable WAN is more important than ever.

    StableLogic are independent WAN consultants and have many years’ experience advising clients on their WAN strategies, benchmarking WAN costs and service levels and managing network procurements.  At StableLogic, we can assist in the following ways:

    Product Knowledge – Extensive understanding of the different product offerings and their strengths and weaknesses in a real world environment.

    Supplier Intelligence – Extensive understanding of the various suppliers, their financial stability and market strengths and weaknesses.

    Cost Information – From the management of almost continuous procurement processes we are quickly able to benchmark costs and also understand how far suppliers are willing to go in cost negotiation.

  • With the consolidation of IT services and the move to the cloud, the WAN becomes the core of the network.  But how does it fit together with cloud services, data centres, virtualisation, thin client delivery, voice and video?

    Stablelogic work with clients to deliver a WAN strategy for this complex infrastructure and to develop the business case.  The service enhancements, business continuity and cost benefits can be very considerable.

    The traditional approach of an MPLS network, with regional breakouts to the Internet is no longer suitable for many organisations.  The effect can simply be to use expensive MPLS circuits to backhaul data to a regional Internet breakout.  Many StableLogic clients are moving to hybrid networks – but what are the advantages and limitations?

  • How does the cost of your WAN compare to current market rates?  Do you have market leading service levels or could you do better with another supplier?

    These are important questions but running a full WAN procurement to find the answers can be a time-consuming process – particularly if you’re happy with your current WAN supplier.

    If you’re looking to renegotiate your WAN contract, but don’t want a major project to change the WAN, where do you start without understanding how your costs and service levels compare?

    StableLogic’s WAN Benchmarking service, directly compares your costs and service levels to current market rates and provides the valuable information you need to embark on a procurement or start a negotiation.

  • The selection of a WAN supplier is a critical infrastructure decision for any CTO/IT Director.  Without a reliable, effective and optimised WAN, the rest of the organisation’s IT systems are all but useless.  StableLogic have a proven record of supporting clients with WAN procurements on a local, national, regional and global level.

    StableLogic manage WAN procurements of diverse organisations ranging from UK Businesses to large global Companies.

    Selecting StableLogic to support your WAN procurement, provides 3 major benefits:

    • Lower Costs – We know the products, suppliers, and the best negotiation strategy
    • Less Risk – We inform you of the market, the supplier risks and how the services work in the real world
    • Faster Procurement – We have a proven process, a strong methodology and templates that deliver

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  • 20+ years experience
  • Household name clients
  • Specialising in UK and Multinational clients
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