How it works? The Network Union is best known for our work and expertise across the Global WAN connectivity space. Whether your business is a small three site International operation or you have hundreds of sites, we are an intermediary which makes dealing with BT that much more effective and simple. Today we work with recognised organisations including Medivet, Permira, CDC, Russell Finex and others.
The WAN is one element of design, we carefuly select products to complete your capability including Cloud Voice, SIP and Network Security.
Our business is free to engage, we make our revenue under our BT Partner contract - further details are available on the BT.com website. The Network Union operate at the top level of Partnership with BT and we’ve won various awards for our success since 2009.
The simplest way to begin your BT Global MPLS proposal is to arrange a workshop.
The sessions are free and span an hour / two hours where we qualify and obtain the initial details required to set budget.
Procuring Global connectivity is often daunting. The very nature of application performance, uptime and budget across International sites requires significant thought when compared to national deployments of MPLS.
BT Partners are Authorised based on the value and approach that they are individually able to bring to both BT prospects and existing clients.
However, Partners do not own the contractual or support elements of any subsequent purchase.
Buying from the Partner channel offers the best of both worlds. The logistical and financial capability of BT Global Services with the boutique account management of an Authorised Partner.
The projects we are creating for Global Enterprise companies do not only focus on the technical. The experience is, in fact, a combination of differing aspects of technical design, business strategy, process, service levels, support, contracts and budget. Bringing everything together requires a knowledge of the key questions to ask within your organisation.
As a company, we remain convinced that the diagnostic approach is the simplest way to create, connect and quantify the value of any complex telecoms service. We’ve taken the time to understand the areas which matter allowing you to understand quickly and diagnose where the pitfalls exist together with the opportunity to ensure your BT Global MPLS network solution acts as a technology enabler and not a bottleneck to your business.
The key to successful BT Global MPLS pricing surrounds collating your knowledge within the critical areas which have a reliance or impact on connectivity. Once you have this data, you need to align with the key aspects which matter vs WAN service capability.
The actual process of migrating from one provider to the other starts way in advance of contracts and circuit delivery dates. As a business to business organisation, you need the WAN to be a fundamental part of your competitive edge. All too often, the WAN is viewed as yet another IT project, something which is necessary rather than a service which is to be leveraged.
To ensure a good outcome, IT management need to understand and hone their skills to successful procure connectivity services. Diagnostic WAN Procurement is our methodology to help IT Managers looking to purchase BT Global MPLS IP VPN network services. Our Workshop covers the technical, applications, strategic, process and costs of your organisation.
Migrating your incumbent network to BT Global is an investment in both time and money.
We work to fully document requirements thus determining risk but also to improve upon pain points.
With BT Project Managers residing within the same team as BT technical staff, close alignment results in a joined up approach for technical presales and delivery.
TDA (Technical Design Authority), Network Transition Staff, SRM (Service Relationship Managers), Services desk and Change control all work within one single team based out of the secure BT Belfast NOC.
With Prince2, ITIL and Cisco CCIE resources pooled with audited processes, migration is one of the key pillars of service.
How in-depth you go largely depends on the availability of existing VPN solution statistics and documentation.
If you do not have a proper understanding and data on application performance, you may wish to consider an audit. We have access to resources which provide end to end IP testing from your users through the LAN and across the WAN to identify exactly where issues exist – this could be the performance of a PC or LAN switch, router and so on.
Without this data, it is often difficult to understand whether or not a fresh IP VPN design will be fit for purpose. The technical side of a BT Global MPLS must also contain your topology which requires an understanding of the overall architecture. Which sites are supporting your Global core network, regional sites and also metro sites together with routing and required uptime.
The Global MPLS product capability has been revised to include services offerings across Routing and Switching, Security, Voice and consultancy.
IP Routing and Switching - In the main, Cisco provide the core offering with alternatives from HP and Dell.
Security - Cisco, Checkpoint, Juniper and Palo Alto Firewalls with dedicated BT Managed DDOS protection.
Voice - BT Cloud Voice (IP Telephony) for off premise Cloud or Cisco for on Premise alternatives.
Wireless - Cisco Meraki Wireless solutions form the basis of all wireless capability.
Virtualisation - VMWare, Hyper-V, Xen Server, Solaris OS.
Disaster Recovery - BCM, SRM, SAN SRDF, Server Failover and BMR.
Backup - Arcserve, Commvault, NetBackup, Veeam, Backup Exec, Acronis.
Storage - HP Left Hand, EMC VMAX, EMC VNX, Dell, Synology, HP3Par.
Hardware - HP, Dell, IBM, Oracle.
In addition to the BT Global MPLS Managed Services core offering, the overall solution is backed up by dedicated project management, technical design engineering, delivery and change managers, product specialist and our technical account management approach.
Whether your business is considering managed services or wires only, BT Global MPLS has evolved to offer a complete cost effective capability.
While pricing is typically focussed on bandwidth, within each circuit there are all encompassing benefits including quality, security and people.
We recognise the need for operational excellence aligned with end to end network connectivity. Application performance demands good network infrastructure but support and delivery requires expertise and process. It is simply not possible to have one without the other.
Today, the network forms one part of three distinct areas:
Within the product service description, quality accreditations, incedent management, operational delivery and tools exist to allow IT teams to focus on getting the job done.
We’ve taken the time to become Leased Line pricing and product experts.
We work with both Global & UK Enterprise clients helping them to implement the right connectivity and maintain good practice throughout the contract. All sales are covered by our WAN architecture diagnostic approach (WADA): Enterprise level consultancy built in at no extra cost.
Our workflows will allow you to design a solution which will meet requirements. Whether you're looking for a single leased line circuit or a dual approach with diversity and resilience, Network Union will perform the work to ensure you conclude with a fit for purpose design together with the best possible leased line costs.
WAN / SIP / TRADITIONAL TELEPHONY / LAN / WIRELESS / CALL RECORDING / MERAKI
DATA CENTRE / SERVERS / VIRTUALISATION / STORAGE / DATA MIGRATION / BACKUP / CONTENT FILTERING / SECURITY AND PCI COMPLIANCE
BT CLOUD VOICE / BT COMPUTE IAAS / PRIVATE CLOUD IAAS / OFFICE 365 INTEGRATION / DESKTOP VIRTUALISATION / MICROSOFT AZURE
MPLS / VPLS / ETHERFLOW ETHERNET / BTNET LEASED LINE / CLOUD / SECURITY
24/7 SERVICE DESK / TECHNICAL EXPERTS / ITIL3 PROCESSES / ISO27001 SECURITY / ISO20000 ITSM / EVENT MANAGEMENT / IL3 / GPG13 SERVICES / 3RD PARTY MANAGEMENT
Above. The internal tool we use to request pricing.