Unpack the awesomeness that is SD-WAN and watch network flexibility and performance grow. It should come as no surprise that SD-WAN is seizing the day, offering a means for cloud migration, and leading the way in digital transformation technology rejuvenating WAN and empowering critical applications with peak performance.
Today, Windstream (News - Alert) announced a recent deployment with Sunpack, Inc. where it was able to address data bandwidth and communications issues, and support an internal IT team composed of one staff member.
Sunpack is in the nut and bolts business, manufacturing studs and gaskets, as well. While business is booming for the national manufacturer, the network and communications solutions in place struggled mightily to keep up.
“Many of our mid-market customers have very limited internal IT resources,” says Harding. “Moving to hosted technologies removes some of the pressure on smaller IT departments, as long as they’re paired with a service provider that takes the ‘service’ part of their role very seriously. That’s how Windstream always strives to operate.”
Windstream provided a combination of Windstream SD-WAN and a hosted phone system that reduces monthly expenses, while boosting flexibility and application visibility. The addition of the hosted phone allowed the firm to also deploy an automated attendant to ensure after-hours calls are covered. And, as part of the deployment, Sunpack more than doubled its data pipe capacity.
“Avoiding the up-front cost of a new phone system while also reducing our costs for data services was an easy choice, and flexibility going forward has delivered a real pay-off,” says Kelvin Harris, Sunpack’s IT director. “Since I’m the only technical resource within the company, Windstream’s exemplary service is especially valuable. When I need to talk with a technical resource, I can quickly get to the right person. If an issue needs rapid resolution, I can get it escalated.”
SD-WAN is turning heads across verticals, as any business can benefit from improved network visibility, flexibility and performance at a pocket-friendly price. Digital transformation is taking over. Get on board or get out of the way. Curious to learn more about this burgeoning technology? Look no further, SD-WAN Expo is next month in sunny South Florida, and promises a comprehensive view of this truly transformational technology.
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Edited by Mandi Nowitz