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Global and UK MPLS Provider

MANAGED OR WIRES ONLY UK & GLOBAL DESIGN, PROPOSAL AND PRICING

We specialise in helping UK based businesses procure Global and UK unamanged & managed MPLS connectivity. With strategic partnerships and wholesale agreements across the majority of major service providers, we're ideally placed to align your requirements to the right design and budget.

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Gain a view of the MPLS provider market place across managed & wires only connectivity, Cloud and Security. Leverage a multitude of wholesale and indirect partnerships to align your business to the best possible pricing and capability.

We have created a blend of leading service providers using both the indirect channel partnership model and wholesale connectivity.

Using lean Wholesale pricing is often a much more cost effective vs. retail but only certain products are available. In this sense, we leverage a hybrid of Indirect and Wholesale to ensure we meet budgets together with technical and application peformance.


UK and Global strategic buying alliance


  • Our Account Managers are technical
  • There is no cost or commitment to leverage our ability
  • All members contract directly with the provider including support and billing for indirect - there is nothing to sign with Network Union
  • Representing multiple businesses to date including Medivet, British Legion, CDC Global, APS and others
  • Providing Security and Cloud
  • Covering 200 countries including BT Global Services reach
  • Writers for Techtarget.com

The options for your Partnership with Network Union


[1] Via Partner Channel agreements - we do not own the contract, your business will contract directly with the provider end to end including support and billing. This outcome works well for companies looking for a direct relationship with managed services requirements.

We are paid a commission when customers place orders via strategic buying group partnerships. Our relationships with providers assists us to make becoming a new customer or upgrading existing connectivity as simple as possible and, in some cases, the Partner channel has exclusive deals that are not available directly from the provider.

[2] Via Wholesale agreements - customers looking for simple bandwidth such as SHDS, VLL, Optical Connect and hosting are able to leverage lower price points. We only apply 12% to wholesale pricing resulting in exceptional commercials. It is very rare for a business to be so transparent about profitability.

The IT Managers Mindmap

We know IT teams are busy. With this in mind, we worked to create a single document outlining every key WAN buying area together with technology comparison.

SD-WAN, MPLS and VPLS are all compared. Delivery, application performance, reporting, user flows are outlined to ensure your team consider every important area.

A free, essential, step-by-step guide used by multiple organisations including Medivet, British Legion, Permira, CDC Global and more.

Created by Techtarget.com writer Robert Sturt. In one document best viewed on a tablet.

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OUR SD-WAN & MPLS PROVIDER DESIGN
PROCESS IS BASED ON THREE CENTRAL PILLARS

A phased approach to Managed BT MPLS / SD-WAN provider success

1

Plan Phase

  • A look at your current business how the existing WAN is acting as an enabler or bottleneck
  • Analysis of user profile, internal, external and extranet clients vs. application performance and usage
  • A look at risks and opportunities across the existing infrastructure from the perspective of security and uptime
  • A technology workshop with provider scenario’s including SDN (SD-WAN), MPLS, VPLS and Internet based IP VPN
2

Design Phase

  • Armed with data from phase 1, we are well positioned to begin the basis of your MPLS design using the very latest BT managed WAN services
  • The output includes complete capability with security, cloud, remote access and other elements taken into consideration
  • We’ll present each element of the proposed MPLS offering including SLA elements such as latency, jitter, uptime, delivery and support
  • The design, commercials and overview will be handed over within a full proposal document
  • An outline of risks, opportunities and pitfalls relating to your specific project
3

Delivery Phase

  • With an agreed proposal, BT project management resources will output their plan to deliver your service
  • We work with BT to ensure each area of the agreed deliverables is on track together with a risk register and end to end project outline
  • Importantly, we will flag any areas which may impact your own internal deliverables from the perspective of timelines
  • Staff involved in the delivery of your MPLS services will include PRINCE qualified project management
  • All elements of the BT delivered service is contained within a single team resulting in excellent communication
4

Transfer Phase

  • A process of eduction on the tools used to analysis SLA factors and usage
  • A handover of escalation and support contact procedures
  • An outline of dates for review and report delivery
  • Continuous learning, new product and enhancement workshops

1. BT as my potential MPLS provider, what is the latest state of managed services?

All routing and switching for MPLS based services is based on Cisco routers and switches with support from HP and Dell. Security services are provided by Cisco and Checkpoint with options for Palo Alto and Juniper.

Available from Cisco Meraki and Cisco wireless, we’re able to provide consultancy and design for wireless solutions including survey.

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2. What are my available BT MPLS connectivity options?

All routing and switching for MPLS based services is based on Cisco routers and switches with support from HP and Dell. Security services are provided by Cisco and Checkpoint with options for Palo Alto and Juniper.

Available from Cisco Meraki and Cisco wireless, we’re able to provide consultancy and design for wireless solutions including survey.

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3. Delivery, Project Management and Change control

All routing and switching for MPLS based services is based on Cisco routers and switches with support from HP and Dell. Security services are provided by Cisco and Checkpoint with options for Palo Alto and Juniper.

Available from Cisco Meraki and Cisco wireless, we’re able to provide consultancy and design for wireless solutions including survey.

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4. The tools used to support and analyse your MPLS service

All routing and switching for MPLS based services is based on Cisco routers and switches with support from HP and Dell. Security services are provided by Cisco and Checkpoint with options for Palo Alto and Juniper.

Available from Cisco Meraki and Cisco wireless, we’re able to provide consultancy and design for wireless solutions including survey.

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5. Incident management is at the core of everything we do

All routing and switching for MPLS based services is based on Cisco routers and switches with support from HP and Dell. Security services are provided by Cisco and Checkpoint with options for Palo Alto and Juniper.

Available from Cisco Meraki and Cisco wireless, we’re able to provide consultancy and design for wireless solutions including survey.

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6. The TDA (Technical Design Authority)

All routing and switching for MPLS based services is based on Cisco routers and switches with support from HP and Dell. Security services are provided by Cisco and Checkpoint with options for Palo Alto and Juniper.

Available from Cisco Meraki and Cisco wireless, we’re able to provide consultancy and design for wireless solutions including survey.

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7. Documentation and network design

All routing and switching for MPLS based services is based on Cisco routers and switches with support from HP and Dell. Security services are provided by Cisco and Checkpoint with options for Palo Alto and Juniper.

Available from Cisco Meraki and Cisco wireless, we’re able to provide consultancy and design for wireless solutions including survey.

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8. Managed MPLS CPE

All routing and switching for MPLS based services is based on Cisco routers and switches with support from HP and Dell. Security services are provided by Cisco and Checkpoint with options for Palo Alto and Juniper.

Available from Cisco Meraki and Cisco wireless, we’re able to provide consultancy and design for wireless solutions including survey.

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WHAT NEXT START WITH A CONFERENCE CALL, WORKSHOP OR LIVE CHAT SESSION

Outside of MPLS, what other capabilities are offered?

WEBSITE

WAN / SIP / TRADITIONAL TELEPHONY / LAN / WIRELESS / CALL RECORDING / MERAKI

INFRASTRUCTURE

DATA CENTRE / SERVERS / VIRTUALISATION / STORAGE / DATA MIGRATION / BACKUP / CONTENT FILTERING / SECURITY AND PCI COMPLIANCE

CLOUD SERVICES

BT COMPUTE IAAS / PRIVATE CLOUD IAAS / OFFICE 365 INTEGRATION / DESKTOP VIRTUALISATION / MICROSOFT AZURE

MANAGED SERVICES

MPLS / VPLS / ETHERFLOW ETHERNET / BTNET LEASED LINE / CLOUD / SECURITY

THE FACTS

24/7 SERVICE DESK / TECHNICAL EXPERTS / ITIL3 PROCESSES / ISO27001 SECURITY / ISO20000 ITSM / EVENT MANAGEMENT / IL3 / GPG13 SERVICES / 3RD PARTY MANAGEMENT

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