With the consolidation of telecommunications services and the move to Internet and hybrid networks, an organisation’s WAN strategy becomes critical. But how does the WAN 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.
For example, benefits of a new WAN strategy can include:
A StableLogic WAN strategy review typical comprises:
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:
WAN Consultants – StableLogic DataSheet
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