We've created a living step-by-step WAN procurement Mindmap. A growing document. As we learn, the Mindmap expands helping IT teams to procure all forms of connectivity. Every key buying area, the pitfalls risks and opportunities distilled into a stunning document.
Our team has worked on connectivity to serve small UK Internet VPNs through to Global MPLS connectivity with data centre’s interconnected via 10Gbps layer 2 Ethernet services. What we know is that, over and above pricing, there are multiple elements to consider.
Strategy, from the perspective of WAN procurement, requires an understanding of your business regarding growth, projects and time challenges. Our intent is to ask the questions to articulate clearly the challenges your organisation may face which may directly be improved by WAN connectivity.
The procurement of managed MPLS VPN services (Multi Protocol Label Switching) or VPLS (Virtual Private Network) products is challenging with the increased complexities of globalisation, cloud computing, remote applications, extranet partners and so on.
The business and technical elements associated with MPLS, VPLS and SD-WAN procurement are equally as important - from presales, account management to PM (Project Management) resources and support.
We have a more exhaustive list of notes which has been devopled over the last 5 years of the global and UK providers we have personally used to complement our work with BT.
The majority of managed services provider are reluctant to offer pricing without completing an end to end design. But, what if your business needs to set budgets?
With our recent article on BT Cloud Voice in mind, many readers have been asking questions surrounding what to consider when moving ISDN circuits over to the world of IP, specifically SIP.
Ethernet Internet services are a critical component of your business due to the prolific growth of cloud-based technology services including Office 365, voice, video, collaboration, storage and CRM.