SD-WAN

Embrace a cloud-based network and
pave the way for digital transformation

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WHAT IS SD-WAN?

SD-WAN is a wide area network – or WAN – architecture that works through a centralised platform, detaching the management of the network from the hardware itself.

 

Unlike the networks of old, SD-WAN was created with the cloud in mind. Where you previously had to bolt on extra services just to allow your cloud-based apps to function, an SD-WAN solution connects you to directly to the cloud from any location without having to pass through all that traditional infrastructure.

 

So your end users are closer to the apps and data they need, your apps will perform better and the experience those end users have will dramatically improve as a result.

 
 
 
 
 
 

CHANGE THE WAY YOU NETWORK

Secure your data

Get more control and visibility of your data with fast, secure, easy access to the cloud and a next-gen managed security service 

 
 

Optimise and evolve your technology

Simplify your current infrastructure to accelerate digital transformation, making the most of past investments

 
 

Move fast without losing control

Scale fast and quickly create new customer touchpoints, giving users the services they need, when and where they need them 

 
 

Improve your
customer experience

Get more control and visibility of your data with fast, secure, easy access to the cloud and a next-gen managed security service

 
 

Empower productivity

Connect all your sites and devices securely and efficiently, so staff can work flexibly from anywhere

 
 

Inspire employee engagement

Give people a workplace
technology experience that meets their expectations

 
 

CHANGE THE WAY YOU NETWORK

Secure your data

Get more control and visibility of your data with fast, secure, easy access to the cloud and a next-gen managed security service 

 
 

Optimise and evolve your technology

Simplify your current infrastructure to accelerate digital transformation, making the most of past investments

 

 
 

Move fast without losing control

Scale fast and quickly create new customer touchpoints, giving users the services they need, when and where they need them 

 

 
 

Improve your customer experience

Get more control and visibility of your data with fast, secure, easy access to the cloud and a next-gen managed security service

 
 

Empower productivity

Connect all your sites and devices securely and efficiently, so staff can work flexibly from anywhere

 
 

Inspire employee engagement

Give people a workplace
technology experience that meets their expectations

 
 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Security

Next gen security with
safe, reliable access to
apps and services

 
 

Agility

Intelligent prioritisation
of current and future applications

 
 

Expertise

A personal and
professional service to
support your teams

 
 

Flexibility

Work around your
day-to-day business
at your pace

 
 

Continuity

A partner to guide
you throughout your
cloud journey

 
 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Security

Next gen security with safe, 
reliable access to apps and services

 
 

Expertise

A personal and
professional service to
support your teams

 
 

Agility

Intelligent prioritisation
of current and future applications

 
 

Flexibility

Work around your
day-to-day business
at your pace

 
 

Continuity

A partner to guide
you throughout your
cloud journey

 
 

THE FULL PACKAGE FROM ONE SD-WAN PROVIDER

Where other SD-WAN providers focus on either the software (overlay) or the network (underlay), we provide both in one fully managed package. 

 

We’ve partnered with Gartner-recognised Versa Networks to make sure our SD-WAN network is supported by the right software for today’s workplace challenges, with the flexibility to overcome tomorrow’s as well.

 

You get our superfast connectivity and 25 years of network experience, with Versa’s software expertise, all from one point of contact, giving you industry-leading SD-WAN without the headache of multiple vendors.

 
 
Versa Networks
Versa Networks
 
 
 
 

AN SD-WAN SOLUTION THAT WORKS FOR YOU

Migrating and managing a whole new network is no easy task. But we can do the heavy lifting for you. 

 

We’ll start by understanding your current situation and how SD-WAN could improve it. Then we’ll support you with everything from consultation to setup and management to make sure you achieve all the outcomes you need.

 

And to make the transition even easier, we’ll cover the cost of your network underlay for the first six months.

 
 
AN SD-WAN SOLUTION THAT WORKS FOR YOU
 
 

 

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SD-WAN FAQs

 
 

Why choose SD-WAN?

SD-WAN from Virgin Media Business keeps your staff connected to the people and tools they always need, with a fast, reliable network that lets you scale or make changes whenever and however you want. Inherently more secure than IPVPN, with SD-WAN from Virgin Media Business you can get more control and visibility of your data with fast, secure and easy access to the cloud with a next-gen managed security service. You can also optimise your existing network to accelerate digital transformation to make the most of investments you've already made while empowering your employees to provide the services your customers and end-users want, allowing you to scale fast and quickly create new customer touchpoints – all while improving your customer experience.

Why move to SD-WAN?

Moving from a conventional MPLS network to SD-WAN comes with a range of benefits that ultimately improves the experience for end users, whether they are your employees or customers. Due to its agile nature, SD-WAN is easy to change and scale up as your business grows.

Does SD-WAN replace IPVPN?

SD-WAN is a VPN which provides end-to-end encryption IPsec. Both are very secure, but SD-WAN has the ability to self-heal without requiring intervention from your service provider.

Is SD-WAN secure?

Not all SD-WAN vendors are secure. But a managed SD-WAN service from Virgin Media Business uses traffic encryption to provide end-to-end protection, including data analytics and embedded next-gen security as standard. So you get all the benefits of cloud technology without putting your organisation or customers at risk.

What is SD-WAN architecture?

SD-WAN architecture works in a different way to a traditional MPLS network. It meets business requirements by decoupling the management of the network from the hardware itself and then intelligently steering traffic across the network based on different profiles.

What is over the top SD-WAN?

SD-WAN decouples management from the hardware, meaning it works on the concept of underlying circuits. Overlay (the software on top) is where an SD-WAN is provided on someone else’s infrastructure at a software layer only.

What to look for in SD-WAN?

Not all SD-WANs are equal. You should be looking for an SD-WAN that is agile and secure, allowing the end-user to make changes when they need to, while the complex management is handled by a service provider. You also want as thin a wan edge as possible, with a software stack that includes firewalling out of the box. A secure SD-WAN has integrated firewall capabilities and enterprise-grade security. An SD-WAN should also ideally be quick and easy to deploy, allowing the customer as much access as possible.

What is dynamic SD-WAN?

Dynamic SD-WAN is one which you can quickly and easily change or adapt to your changing business needs, without having to rely on your service provider to make those changes. Agile and flexible dynamic path selection (also known as the ability to self-heal) means the SD-WAN steers around problems as and when they happen, without requiring intervention from the service provider.

Can SD-WAN replace MPLS?

Yes. MPLS is inflexible and expensive legacy technology we were using at the turn of the century. And it hasn’t evolved since. SD-WAN from Virgin Media Business is more secure and agile than legacy MPLS, and less expensive too, making it ideal for modern organisations that need to adapt and evolve with changing needs.