CenturyLink® is now releasing managed Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) plans and packages for the hybrid environments. CenturyLink® said that the new services would offer traffic flow over MPLS broadband internet connections and networks.
The “Application-aware routing” technique makes use of information like network latency and application requirements to decide on the path to be taken. Those who have membership with the CenturyLink® Alliance Advantage program could sell the solution.
John DeLozier, who is the vice president of channel alliances of CenturyLink® said that their partners are now better equipped to assist customers who have just one service provider and is looking for a hybrd WAN. “With CenturyLink® Managed Hybrid SD-WAN solutions, our partners can now offer their customers complete, ‘as-a-service’ hybrid SD-WAN offerings with CenturyLink® providing the SD-WAN platform and management, along with transport (MPLS and broadband Internet) and management of the entire WAN for a single bundled price,” DeLozier said.
Troy Trenchard, who is the vice president of product management at CenturyLink® said that the new offering from CenturyLink® will offer high performance and improved business security for all their cloud-hosted applications. “Businesses are looking to evolve their networks to better support their mission-critical business and cloud initiatives,” Trenchard said. “Our Managed Hybrid SD-WAN solutions enable businesses to leverage their existing investments in MPLS while adding next-generation network capabilities.”
Experts from CenturyLink® said that their solutions have built-in encryption, segmentation, and security policy control. They added that it is also possible to integrate their managed security services into the latest offerings. CenturyLink® said in one of their announcements that they are one of the few internet service providers in the country that offer Wide Area Network packages as a monthly service.
“CenturyLink® Managed Hybrid SD-WAN solutions allow businesses to accelerate their transformation to next-generation networks by alleviating the integration, operations and performance management complexities associated with creating hybrid WAN environments,” the company wrote in their announcement. “CenturyLink® provides core infrastructure, design and implementation, security, transport and provider management, along with centralized monitoring and management.”
CenturyLink® made the announcement about the managed SD-WAN service in the previous month, but the hybrid capabilities is what makes the recent announcement important for businesses that are looking to have the best internet service. Stay tuned for more news from CenturyLink®.