MegaPath (News - Alert), a provider of voice, data, security and cloud services in North America, took a break from its participation in ITEXPO this week to announce that it has entered into a partnership with VeloCloud, a Cloud-Delivered software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology provider. Earlier this week, MegaPath Director of Product Management Paula Marra participated in a session titled Making Skype for Business Work for Your Business. Now, the company is looking ahead to its SD-WAN future.
MegaPath’s previously existing SD-WAN offering delivers centralized network management and monitoring, QoS-based priority routing, session-level application performance monitoring and standard network security protocols including IPsec VPN, load balancing and failover. Now that the company has teamed up with VeloCloud, its SD-WAN solution can offer even more, including the ability to support bi-directional priority routing, real-time application failover, packet-level application performance monitoring, true bandwidth aggregation and complete network performance visibility.
This new partnership should come as no surprise to those who have been following MegaPath’s journey. The company has a clear strategy in place to expand its SD-WAN service options in order to help business customers manage their network with flexibility and ease. It also wants to help these companies support bandwidth-intensive applications at the branch level, and use bandwidth more effectively to ensure the best application performance with zero downtime. MegaPath hopes to accomplish all this with its SD-WAN offering, at a much lower cost than the competition.
Dan Foster (News - Alert), President, Business Markets, MegaPath, spoke on the inspiration driving the company’s new mission by saying, “Businesses today cannot afford downtime. With the increasing reliance on the cloud, the cost of downtime has grown exponentially, and the need for always-on, reliable WAN connectivity has become a business imperative…VeloCloud’s industry-leading Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN strengthens MegaPath’s SD-WAN product by further addressing the business need to maximize application performance and meet the increasing bandwidth demands of our customers. The combination of SD-WAN with our nationwide WAN connectivity options, and our feature-rich IP services like voice and UCaaS, provides real value to businesses customers that desire a broad range of high-value services from a single nationwide provider.”
Hopefully this partnership with VeloCloud will help MegaPath reach its SD-WAN goals.