Comms365 has launched the latest addition to its Cloud solution portfolio: its next generation Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) application control service, Prism. Designed to secure and optimise the Cloud experience in a private network, Prism provides organisations with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) of their WAN whilst providing the equivalent and enhanced capability of a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network.
Mike van Bunnens, Managing Director, Comms365, comments: “SME businesses are increasingly utilising Software-as-a-Service from Cloud-based providers for essential business productivity. Legacy, expensive private networks are becoming saturated with Cloud-based traffic. Business owners and IT managers need to gain control over their critical and non-critical application traffic streams, utilise the combined bandwidth of dedicated private circuits and broadband access links for cost-efficiency and still deliver the experience their users expect and require.”
SD-WAN is rapidly emerging as a new way to design and deploy a WAN, giving end-users, network engineers and service providers the ability to adjust, optimise, automate and test their WAN connections through software controls. Global revenues are expected to exceed $6bn in 2020, according to IDC, and Gartner predicts that 30% of enterprises will use SD-WAN products in all their branches by 2019.