19 January 2018
| James Pearce
Italian network and cloud firm Enter has launched its first software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) service running on its national and international infrastructure.
The hybrid WAN product will be targeted at both enterprise and carrier customers, distributed across more than 35 national international points of presence (PoPs), Enter said.
It will streamline network control for branch locations, simplifying enterprise WAN management for both cloud-based and on-premises applications, whilst also allowing users to prioritise business-critical applications through Enter’s analytics portal.
Enter's new SD-WAN offering enables carrier customers to facilitate and increase interconnections by opening the door to multi-operator interconnection opportunities.
"SD-WAN adoption has made cost savings and simplified management a reality," says Milko Ilari, Head of International Business & Strategy at Enter. "Both our enterprise and carrier customers will be able to lower their operational and capital expenditures through increased network automation and optimization.”
“Our enterprise customers will benefit from an agile and flexible network for virtualization and dynamic bandwidth services, while our carrier customers gain end-to-end control over services to the customer premises. This agility means they can reduce the time it takes to complete service requests from weeks to one day, and help their customer’s turn-up sites in days instead of months."
Enter’s IP backbone spans Europe's largest PoPs (Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Brussels, Vienna, Prague and Budapest), as well as the U.S. (New York) and Hong Kong to serve companies in Europe, North America and APAC.