CIOs and network administrators are increasingly facing the challenge of managing growing network infrastructure. Proliferation of multiple point solutions and associated management complexities demands trained and experienced personnel. Accordingly, a recent study from McKinsey1 suggests the war for talent has now grown to become a root cause for issues related to IT ineffectiveness.
At the same time, the business plans are moving away from Capex to Opex models with scalability as a primary driver for profitability. In order to facilitate this IT’s value proposition is expected to shift dramatically away from enablement and operations towards integration and innovation, as per a survey conducted by McKinsey1.
Integration of innovative technologies requires a more dynamic approach than costs to provide a basic foundation for growth. According to PwC2 trend analysis, simplification is the answer to technology effectiveness and its alignment to organisational goals. However, “It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions.” – Steve Jobs.
Managing large-scale network infrastructures is complicated and can be overwhelming in absence of a single pane of glass for management. Viatel customers looking for a lean IT solution can achieve unparalleled flexibility for single site, multi-site, and multi-devices network environments using a unified platform.
Viatel offers SD-WAN based centralised solution for managing entire wired and wireless networks. The solution meets EU data privacy requirements with out of band control plane architecture separating network management data from user data. Ease of multi-tenant management means single engineer can proactively manage 1000s of IP network services and easily scale up to meet current and future network demand.
Some of the business benefits of simplifying IT with Viatel are:
- Centrally manage all networks, devices, and clients from any internet-accessible location through a single web-based dashboard.
- Easy deployment and maintenance using configurable templates.
- Software-as-a-feature type service providing latest upgrades in an all-inclusive license.
- Unified platform provides integrated analytics and reporting across multiple IP services acting as an enabler to GDPR requirements.
- State-of-the-art technology (SD-WAN, IPS, anti-malware, anti-phishing and more) providing uncompromised protection while reducing network complexity.
- Lower total cost of ownership compared to traditional technologies.
- Low capital expenditure and elastic on-demand infrastructure.
- Resilient data connectivity options and IP voice services.
1McKinsey, ‘IT’s future value proposition’, July 2017, http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/digital-mckinsey/our-insights/its-future-value-proposition
2PwC, ‘2017 Telecommunications Trends’. 2017, https://www.strategyand.pwc.com/media/file/2017-Telecommunications-Trends.pdf