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Future-Proof Your Data Network with SD-WAN to Lower Costs and Add Flexibility… We’re Ready to Manage Your Deployment or Support “as a Service”

Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology allows you to do more with your network. Paired with high speed connections and Wireless backups, SD-WAN can help overcome the bandwidth, scalability, complexity and cost concerns common with legacy network services.

The WAN struggle is real

Branch sites have never demanded as much bandwidth as they do today with global business traffic and SaaS application usage both soaring. This results in legacy business WAN links, such as MPLS, rapidly exceeding the capacity for which they were originally designed.

With a software-defined network you can take advantage of broadband and fiber links to significantly save on WAN costs and deliver the desired level of performance you need for critical cloud applications like Voice, Data and Video.

SD-WAN is ideal for multi-site deployments, offering lower operational costs and improved resource usage. The technology also enables service providers to offer the highest level of performance without sacrificing security or data privacy. Here are some of the ways your business can benefit from SD-WAN…

  • Optimize performance – Features like a scalable pipeline and intelligent path selection can improve network performance enterprise-wide.
  • Increase throughput & reliability – Application-aware routing protocols let your network adjust to demands in network traffic.
  • Save time and travel – Handle tasks like pushing policies to branch locations and launching new sites remotely from a central location.
  • Reduce costs – With intelligent software substituting for hardware functionality, you can save as expensive hardware options are consolidated or phased out.
  • Track the performance – of critical web applications travelling through VPN tunnels or directly through the public Internet
  • Easily identify and pinpoint – the cause of poor application performance – LAN, WAN, or server

SD-WAN adoption can be a gradual process… There’s no need to sacrifice existing investments in traditional networking infrastructure. No matter what kind of network solutions you may have in place now, TCI can help you select from the best providers and manage your SD-WAN deployment to make your hybrid WAN easier to implement and operate.

Let’s talk about how SD-WAN can improve the way you connect your business. Contact TCI today at (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

Which WAN Service is Right for Your Organization? MPLS, SD-WAN… or Both?

When you’re optimizing your WAN, choosing between SD-WAN and MPLS can be a challenge. The choice involves weighing the pros and cons of each network technology and then applying them to your business needs.

MPLS Pros & Cons
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) provides a high Quality of Service (QoS) by managing and avoiding packet loss. This is good for real-time applications like VoIP, video conferencing, and virtual desktops.

The disadvantages of MPLS are that it can be complex to deploy and often comes with a higher cost for bandwidth, extra costs for security, and hidden costs for hardware reconfigurations whenever connections have to be added or changed.

SD-WAN Pros & Cons
Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) offer global availability, visibility, scalability, control, and performance. It’s easy and quick to implement, and bandwidth can be added or reduced as necessary without requiring infrastructure changes. With SD-WAN, you also get end-to-end encryption across the entire network – including the Internet and the Cloud.

On the other hand, the reliability of SD-WAN doesn’t quite match that of MPLS. With SD-WAN, Internet uplinks can occasionally fail. And while SD-WANs make it easier to connect to the Cloud, there is still the possibility of packet loss once your traffic arrives.

Making the Best Choice for Your Business
For businesses that rely on Cloud applications, SD-WAN offers direct access from any location. However, if QoS is important to you, or you have very specific connectivity requirements, MPLS might be the better way to go, despite the higher cost.

The good news is that SD-WAN can interface with legacy technologies, including MPLS, so you can deploy both when you need to support diverse business needs.

TCI’s certified network engineers can help you sort out the best WAN deployment for your business. Contact us today: (703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.

 

Hey, Did You Know TCI Offers Single-Source Broadband, SIP, Access & WAN Services?

Business communications and carrier services are no longer just a ‘required’ cost of doing business.  In today’s competitive landscape, optimized communications services are a competitive advantage.

As your trusted IT and Telecom services advocate, TCI helps you select, source and implement what you need at the best prices:

  • Broadband Internet Access
  • SIP Trunking
  • Metro Ethernet, MPLS, Dedicated WAN Services
  • Wireless and Mobile Services
  • Local & Long Distance, PRI, POTS 
  • Audio, Video & Web Conferencing

Better Solutions, Pricing and Support

TCI thoroughly reviews your services, invoices, agreements and providers while evaluating your spending to find better deals and uncover savings. We stay current on the service providers and what they offer. To help you avoid service problems, we act as your representative and work with only the most dependable carriers and providers.

At TCI, our top-most concern is you.

  • Save Time – Comparison-shopping can be time consuming. Contacting various providers and working through the quoting process can be overwhelming.  Let TCI do the work for you so you can focus on your core business.
  • Single Point of Contact – We can be your 1-call for both hardware and carrier services.
  • Reduce Costs – We can secure the best pricing when shopping for new or existing services
  • We are Carrier Neutral…  We recommend the best providers and services for your unique requirements.

Contact us today to schedule a complementary Broadband and Carrier Services consultation: ( 703) 321-3030 or info@tcicomm.com.