S-Net and Versa Networks ink SD-WAN partnership

03 August 2017 | Jason Mcgee-Abe

S-Net Communications has teamed up with Versa Networks to provide a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) for cloud voice services.

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The collaboration leverages Versa SD-WAN and SD-Security to provide S-Net enterprise and SMB customers with more secure and higher quality voice services and data communications, with added security at a significant cost savings.

“After an exhaustive search and pilot testing of the industry’s top SD-WAN providers, Versa Networks came out on top,” said Alex Fayn, president and CEO of S-Net Communications.

“Versa’s cloud IP platform offers a more robust solution that includes SD-WAN, security and analytics, enabling us to move away from a traditional MPLS-based infrastructure to a hybrid and software-defined WAN. We can now deploy a more agile, redundant and secure voice solution at an even faster rate, while providing customers with a better experience and a dramatic return on investment.”

Innovation in cloud, SDN and NFV is making it possible for service providers to use the cloud as a delivery vehicle for existing and new services. For this new delivery model, networking technologies such as traditional MPLS are becoming increasingly expensive for enterprise customers, as well as difficult to manage, and scale compared to hybrid networks utilising SD-WAN.

Kelly Ahuja, CEO of Versa Networks, added: “S-Net Communications recognises the current and future demand for high-quality cloud-based voice services, and the innovative technology behind the Versa cloud IP platform will be key to helping them deliver even more value. We are excited to bring the benefits of a software-defined WAN to their global enterprise and SMB customers.”

The partnership provides S-Net Communications with a feature-rich secure SD-WAN solution that mitigates the above challenges. Utilising SD-WAN to augment or replace MPLS for its voice services, S-Net reduces complexity, increases agility, decreases costs and delivers exceptional call quality.

“With S-Net’s recommendation of Versa's SD-WAN, we were able to set up and include digital voice for 41 offices along with digital voice across the US in 30 days," said the director of information technology at a national dental practice. “Additionally, we were able to significantly reduce costs by 40%, double bandwidth and improve reliability by 60%. These results are key to our success in accomplishing our mission of making dental care affordable for everyone.”

Topics: S-Net Communications, Versa Networks, SDN, WAN, SD-WAN, enterprise, voice, data, security