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Ideal Announces Enterprise Grade Software-Defined WAN

3 May 2019

Ideal, the Brighton-based managed services and IT infrastructure provider, today announces a focus on Software-Defined WAN. This game-changing technology enables agile routing of traffic across the WAN, reducing complexity and cost. Organisations can now manage their entire network from a centralised dashboard, quickly deploy new branches with any transport, and automate operational workflows.

SD-WAN is a cloud-delivered overlay WAN architecture, built on Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA), that enables digital and cloud transformation at enterprises. It simplifies how customers move workloads to any cloud, consume cloud hosted applications or enable new services in remote locations. It significantly drops WAN costs, builds application resiliency and provides a robust security architecture for hybrid networks.

Want agile traffic routing across the WAN whilst reducing complexity and cost? Find out how by contacting one of our Network Experts today.

With most WAN traffic destined to the cloud, there’s a chasm developing between what existing wide area networks - based on MPLS - can deliver, and what the business actually needs. Mick McLean, Ideal’s Solution Director, commented: “Today, over 50% of traffic is in the cloud, yet networks are not cloud aware. Traditional wide area network architectures weren’t created to support these new digital ecosystems and they’re preventing the business from moving forward at pace. Users are frustrated with unpredictable application performance and the business suffers increasing costs to support the WAN.”

Designed, implemented and managed by our trusted team of network experts, SD-WAN represents the future of the WAN. Enabling cloud and digital transformation and substantially lowering WAN costs without compromising security, SD-WAN liberates the business with greater throughput, efficiency, and reliability.

We work with a wide selection of UK and global carriers in over 190 countries to maximise resilience, performance and public cloud proximity for your network. And by providing the strongest security and the flexibility to support any platform, our SD-WAN ensures that users always have the best possible experience with the highest protection over any type of WAN connection.

Richard Harvey, Solutions Architect – Enterprise Networks, added: “Network environments are complex, and we have proven abilities delivering large-scale, high-profile network transformation projects around the UK. We invest heavily in understanding our customer’s unique requirements around cloud and app usage so we can tailor the best solution for them. Customers can choose from managed, self-managed, or co-managed service design, aligned to the internal capability within their IT team.”

Businesses are crying out for more flexibility, agility and performance from their creaking networks, and SD-WAN is the game-changer. To find out more about SD-WAN and the benefits it can bring to your business, download our Network intelligence ebook here


About Ideal


Ideal designs, provides and manages secure IT infrastructure. Our customers are organisations who see IT as a core business enabler. With extensive LAN and WAN expertise, we offer managed, self-managed or co-managed service design and work with a wide selection of UK and global carriers in over 190 countries.

Our expertise and commitment to service and partnership means we help you navigate the technology landscape to identify, implement and support solutions that best align with your key business goals.


For more information about Ideal, please contact:

Dave Hughes

Head of Marketing

T: 01273 957536