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There are other benefits with SD-WAN , in terms of decreasing costs and being able to access applications which can perform much better than they were previously able to when using the Internet as a corporate backbone .
Some big-name system integration companies were born in this digitization – delivering new , useful , one-size-fits-all solutions to the B2B market . And some of these vendors grew enormously during this outsourcing era , but over time , particularly with the advent of cloud technology , this model has started to wane as customers look for more agile partners who can help them truly innovate .
Everything is managed through the cloud using innovative , self-learning AI tools which are able to adapt to degraded performance issues and can move traffic around the issue without intervention . Additional internal IT gains include added visibility and insights into their network that was unattainable before through self-service portals .
That said SD-WAN and MPLS are not mutually exclusive and here at Xalient we understand that some customers are not ready to commit to an Internet only traffic medium and we can work with them to develop a hybrid solution . This is about really understanding what an organization needs from their network and helping them to build for their current and future needs .
Harnessing agility and innovation
When the computer age took hold in companies some 20 – 25 years ago , it was obvious that a lot of tasks could be done in a much smarter way with the tools of this new universe . Fax moved to email ; documents could be saved , and shared , in digital files rather than steel cabinets ; and , eventually , clunky hardware servers could be replaced by the cloud .
Now CIOs and CTOs are starting to question the role and validity of the traditional systems integrators who are often tied to a particular vendor . Likewise , as these Tier 1 SIs have mushroomed , so they are now burdened by legacy , age and customs .
Here at Xalient we work with customers to really understand their business drivers and their technology roadmaps so we can put together a tailored solution to future-proof their networks . Customers whom we have done this for include Kellogg ’ s , Hamley ’ s , WPP and Keurig Dr Pepper to name but a few .
The world is changing before our eyes and while Digital Transformation plans continue to accelerate it is hard for senior IT leaders to keep pace with the shift to cloud . This has created high demand for flexible , costeffective global connectivity and protection against increasingly complex cyberthreats .
IT leaders are challenged with looking at how they achieve scale , security , access and performance so that they can build the network of the future . But build it they must in this highly competitive landscape , otherwise they may find that their business starts to become irrelevant . p
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