Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Providers are taking the tech industry by storm. IaaS has sped up the process of deploying new applications and services and enabled faster turn-around time to meet customer and internal stakeholder requirements. IaaS has also increased flexibility by scaling facilities up and down quickly in response to enterprise requirements.
Meanwhile, Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) is also proving to be a disruptive force in the communications industry. Gartner Inc. predicts that 30% of enterprises will deploy SD-WAN in their branches by the end of 2019 and that Managed SD-WAN will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 84.7% between now and 2022.
Put IaaS and SD-WAN together and you’ve got an incredible combination.
IaaS Providers have seldom integrated SD-WAN into their platform. Doing so would allow IaaS Providers to deliver an end-to-end solution that makes it easy for business to migrate to cloud compute. Multapplied believes partnering with an IaaS Provider is game-changing. The aim of this blog is to show you how Multapplied’s SD-WAN enables IaaS Providers to deliver superior customer experience and financial results.
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Challenge #1: Standing Out in a Highly Competitive Space
“The problem I have seen with many Infrastructure as a Service providers is that their offerings often don’t include anything pertaining to end user connectivity. And when they do, they don’t ensure that the connectivity is secure and reliable or deals with performance issues.”
– Philbert Shih, Managing Director, Structure Research
IaaS customers are trying to move away from the infrastructure of yesterday to rapidly configurable systems that are the solution for the business challenges they face. They’re looking for the always-on, secure connectivity that their business depends on. With cloud offering advantages like scalability, mobility and convenience, at a low cost, cloud solutions are in demand and the demand is only going to increase. The IaaS market is currently expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 35.9 % this year. With a rapidly growing number of IaaS Providers in the mix, individual providers need a way to differentiate themselves by delivering their product in a unique way.
Multapplied SD-WAN can differentiate IaaS offerings from the competition, allowing Providers to focus on providing a great customer experience.
They’re already providing excellent hosting facilities at great rates. So why not deploy Multapplied SD-WAN to optimize service delivery, increase reliability and make your infrastructure “always-on”? With Multapplied, IaaS providers have full control over IP addresses and data flows. This makes it easier for them to detect potential breaches or abuse within their infrastructure; They’re able to have full visibility over the IP addresses in use, what devices each IP is assigned to, the time each was assigned and to whom each IP was assigned.
All in all, IaaS combined with Multapplied SD-WAN is THE solution to replacing on-premise legacy technology.
Challenge #2: Meeting Regulatory Compliance
With Cloud comes migration of data and processing to central databases. These large repositories of sensitive data are high value targets for hackers. According to Digital Information World, organizations face more than 23 cloud-based security threats per month. Security is the joint responsibility of IaaS Provider and customer but ensuring the security of storage, infrastructure, and networking is the IaaS Provider’s responsibility. This is where SD-WAN helps.
Multapplied SD-WAN allows IaaS Providers to offer security over any last-mile connection, whether the customer has a single-site or multi-site WAN. Per-packet load balancing across multiple, diverse carrier circuits provides physical security and makes data intercepts less likely to succeed. In addition, Encrypting data in transit using DTLS in three cypher strengths (AES 128, AES 256 and Salsa 20/256) protects and ensures data integrity and security.
Challenge #3: Managing Multiple Brands Under the Same Roof
IaaS Providers may find it difficult to integrate different cloud solutions or “brands” successfully while simultaneously providing bundled solutions, as per customers’ needs.
Multapplied SD-WAN enables IaaS Providers to directly connect multiple users to IaaS instances from branch offices across the globe using lower cost internet services, while providing the highest ROI and end-user experience. Whether it’s suppliers or customers, Multapplied SD-WAN enables IaaS Providers to effectively manage all brands that live within their infrastructure by providing the following:
Combining Multapplied SD-WAN with Cloud enables IaaS Providers’ customers to access the applications and data they need easily, quickly and with high security. In addition, IaaS Providers are able to provide their customers with a service that’s going to help them grow their business, and ultimately grow theirs along with it. Think of it as a ripple effect of positive customer experience from us to the IaaS Provider, and then from the IaaS Provider to their end-customer. Everyone’s happy and everyone wins.
With Multapplied SD-WAN, IaaS Providers can manage and control the end-customer experience right to the premise to ensure the best possible customer experience and the best brand image.
Service Providers across the globe integrate Multapplied SD-WAN into their product offerings to increase bandwidth at branch offices and drive the growth and performance of their core hosted applications, which improves customer satisfaction and accelerates business growth. Our platform is built on hard-won experience and delivers features and value that meet the most common use-cases.
Multapplied’s multitenant SD-WAN is more than software, it’s a business platform that enables Service Providers to sell hosted and cloud-based services, more effectively, while building strong recurring revenue streams and margins. Our white label, white box business platform allows our partners to own and brand the customer experience end-to-end. They’re promoting their brand, not reselling someone else’s. They bundle Multapplied SD-WAN right beside their other applications in the same data center and are able to maximize the quality of their Managed services.
With Multapplied SD-WAN, partners get visibility into their customers, their networks, their performance and customer experience. We also enable partners to extend the Multapplied platform into their business and operational systems through the Multapplied API – get data out to support billing, provisioning or CRM and input control commands.
Multapplied SD-WAN enables Service Providers to simplify the management of complex networks and mitigate downtime while increasing performance, security and return on investment.