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.
Head of Connectivity Portfolio at Vodafone Business
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)
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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
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