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Vodafone Business SD-WAN in partnership with Cisco

The large-scale network that gives you the control and confidence you need


What our partnership with Cisco brings to you

We have been leveraging our combined capabilities with Cisco for over two decades to connect people, places and things through both cloud and on-premises services. And we’ve strategically partnered with them to support our SD-WAN solution by deploying their latest, centrally orchestrated Software Defined Networking (SDN) platform.

With Cisco having been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure 2021 Vendor Assessment, we’re bringing proven market leadership to deliver enhanced experiences for you and your people.

On-demand webinar: Can your business do more with SD-WAN?

Join our renowned subject matter expert Andy Kivell, Head of Connectivity Portfolio at Vodafone Business, and his guest speaker Gordon Thomson, Vice President, EMEAR Specialist Sales, at Cisco, in a brief yet insightful session where they will bring their technological expertise and customer-first mindset to walk you through what an SD-WAN journey is like.

You’ll learn how to make the most out of it by discovering the transformational power of SD-WAN, different implementation strategies and plans, pitfalls you need to watch out for, key business outcomes and successful customer stories that will inspire your own.

Andy Kivell

Head of Connectivity Portfolio at Vodafone Business


Gordon Thomson

Vice President, EMEAR Specialist Sales, at Cisco

As a little teaser, we give you 11 useful tips to start your journey:

1. Review your existing environment in detail

2. Consider why SD-WAN is for you

3. Check what your cloud adoption strategy is and where you are up to

4. Determine your set of standardised rules

5. Train your users before and after the SD-WAN implementation

6. Align your SD-WAN plan to your business goals

7. Think about “what next” after SD-WAN (e.g. further WAN convergence or SASE)

8. Adopt a “new ways of working” mindset – not just as an upgrade, but as a way to achieve many additional benefits

9. Ensure you undertake thorough due diligence

10. Always include security in your plan

11. Build in a buffer to allow for testing and learning as you bring on the first site(s)

Organisations with a well-executed enterprise network strategy are in a position to achieve positive business outcomes to keep up with changes in funding and resources. This Gartner report will help you to understand “What is an enterprise network strategy and why do I need one?” and “How do we build a comprehensive enterprise network strategy?”

Features and benefits

Empowered individuals

Our always-on connectivity with 99.999% service uptime lets your people collaborate in real time from anywhere, and helps you drive better user experience and operational efficiency.

Greater control and security

You can easily view and control the activity across your entire network to make more accurate decisions, while our in-built security ensures your data is always protected.

Global consistency

Our application-driven solution can be easily deployed and integrated into your current systems, so you get fast results, all with our global and localised support.

Flexibility and scalability

Our network is designed to grow as you need it, with tailored SLAs that meet the specific needs of your different sites and your business and customers’ demands at a local level.

See how customers from different industries have already benefited from SD-WAN


Driving Greater Efficiency For An Engineering Company


Boosting Financial Services With Sd-Wan


Helping A Logistics Firm Meet Changing Demands With Sd-Wan

Deliver uninterrupted digital experiences around the world

Our SD-WAN solution is a large-scale, sophisticated network that handles complex routing and traffic management requirements in a simple way. We feed our network with rich datasets, so it learns and becomes more intelligent much faster. This way, you get greater control and confidence in your network at an individual, local and global level – so you can grow your business with agility and security at the core.

Want to know more?

Read our eBook and discover everything you need to know about SD-WAN and what our unique solution can bring to your business.

Don’t know how to start?

Check this 10-minute guide to enterprise network planning and get key insights and useful tips to build a plan that best works for your specific needs.

Why choose SD-WAN from Vodafone

We give you the whole package – underlying transport network, virtual overlay and platform underpinned by our market-leading partner Cisco
Stay ahead of evolving cyber security threats with 24/7 real-time security monitoring, analysis and reporting
One trusted partner that combines leading connectivity, security and business applications for a productive user experience
We work with cutting-edge technology partners to ensure you’re always one step ahead

We were named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global and recognised as a Customer’s Choice on Gartner® Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer”: Network Services, Global. Learn why we were recognised as a Leader and how we can support your business.


Any questions?

Contact us today and one of our experts will call you back. We’ll work together to support your digital business with the right SD-WAN strategy for you.