Logicalis UK accelerates customer adoption of SD-WAN as a Service through ngena partnership

, Nov 21, 2019

Slough - 21st November 2019 -  Logicalis, the global IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced a UK partnership with the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (“ngena”). The partnership will give Logicalis customers the capability to quickly and effectively deploy fully managed SD-WAN as a Service, allowing them to build networks that are fit for the future.  The partnership also deepens Logicalis partnership with Cisco and it's Viptela SD-WAN technology.

ngena’s SD-WAN as a Service provides innovative and highly standardised global business networks based on Cisco-Viptela that - more than any other SD-WAN solution currently available - are future-proof, quicker to design and implement, and offer a vastly broader and more scalable portfolio. As a result, Logicalis’ customers will benefit from a highly flexible and secure network.

Providing global reach via a local, trusted partner, this relationship takes out the complexity of dealing with multiple ISPs and challenging locations and provides quick responses to requirements.

SD-WAN can accelerate customers towards modernised internet-based networking, which is more reliable, manageable and secure. Customers adopting SD-WAN will be ready to underpin hybrid IT strategies and adapt to a mix of on-premise and cloud solutions.

Alex Louth, Managing Director at Logicalis UK, says:

“With the pace of digital transformation showing no sign of abating, customer networks are under greater pressure than ever. Organisations need to accommodate greater connectivity and capacity demands, whilst also providing a simpler approach to using and operating the network.”

“Very few of our customers believe their existing static MPLS networks are fit for digital transformation.  We are helping them transform their access, data centre and cloud networks with software defined transformation, and now our customers can take advantage of the only fully managed SD-WAN solution built entirely on Cisco Viptela, consolidating all their needs into a single contract solution that will both deliver their requirements today, but also adapt to the needs of future staff and stakeholders.

Bart de Graaff, Managing Director at ngena, says:

“We are proud to include Logicalis UK in ngena’s partner alliance. They have a strong proposition for their clients and we look forward to enhancing their portfolio with SD-WAN as a Service.”

“Logicalis UK‘s enterprise customers can now consume ngena SD-WAN services based on Cisco-Viptela and reap the benefits of connecting their business locations in UK & worldwide with a highly secure, flexible and fast to implement business network.”

SD-WAN is the latest service to be introduced by Logicalis to the UK market, which already includes propositions focused on delivering managed services for networkng, datacentre, security and IoT.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.

Our customers span industries and geographical regions; and our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers’ vertical markets; including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and apply the skills of our 6,000 employees in modernising key digital pillars; data centre and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernisation.

 We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, Microsoft, Oracle, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1.7 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with revenues of over $4.3 billion.

About ngena

ngena provides enterprises with consistent data connectivity services, integrating the networks of its alliance partners into a single global Software-Defined Network (SDN). Using state-of-the-art cloud and virtualization technologies of Cisco-Viptela, ngena offers end-to-end managed Software-Defined Wide Area Networks as a Service. The combination of this technology with the alliance’s operating model gives customers access to secure, stable, scalable and easy-to-use global corporate networks, and provides high-quality local customer care.

ngena is founded on the strong technologies of Cisco, Comarch and Equinix. The Alliance is grown to include several leading partners such as A1, Altice with SFR and Portugal Telecom, British Telecom, CenturyLink, China Unicom Global, Deutsche Telekom, Expereo, KPN, Logicalis UK, MTN, Neutrona, PCCW Global, PLDT Enterprise, Reliance Jio, Retelit, SK Telekom, StarHub, Sunrise, Telia Company, Telus and Viettel.

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