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Sprint Teams Up with VeloCloud to Launch SD-WAN Services

Sprint announced it has launched its Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) services.  SD-WAN is an approach to designing and deploying an enterprise WAN with software-driven centralized management that reduces complexity, maximizes network resources, and enables fast responses to changing business priorities.
Rampant innovation, the cloud, IoT and the diversity of network technologies, devices and carriers combined with an ever-growing mobile workforce are increasing network use and complexity.
SD-WAN services are successful in providing the tools that streamline network oversight, increase uptime, improve application performance, and enable lightning-fast responses to the operational aspects of WAN, including provisioning, troubleshooting and branch office support.  Additionally, as enterprise bandwidth needs continue to skyrocket, SD-WAN helps businesses control costs by utilizing hybrid WAN and dynamic steering to make full use of their bandwidth.
Sprint teamed with VeloCloud, a provider of in cloud-delivered SD-WAN solutions, after a thorough vendor evaluation process and began customer trials in 4Q, 2016.The partnership will provide Sprint's customers with automation, network agility, increased visibility, end to end security and improved performance for real-time and cloud applications across distributed locations.
Sprint SD-WAN Service is easy for enterprises to adopt, with no need to “rip and replace” their current network elements, resulting in minimal disruption to end-users.  For connectivity, enterprises can use new or existing Sprint MPLS or broadband internet connectivity, as well as bring their own broadband (BYOBB) from other providers.  Sprint manages the customer’s SD-WAN solution across transport vendors, providing an integrated and seamless end-to-end experience.  
Flexible management tiers enable customers to select the level of support they need, including a Sprint fully managed solution. Sprint SD-WAN integrates easily with the Sprint suite of converged services, including SIP Trunking, SIP Cloud Toll Free, Workplace-as-a-Service, Wi-Fi and UCaaS solutions.  The Sprint SD-WAN “As-a-Service” model also makes it easier for enterprises to scale and adjust to business changes while providing simple, clear pricing that streamlines planning and cost control.
Sprint SD-WAN services complement Sprint’s comprehensive suite of services that include Global MPLS, Dedicated Internet Access, Managed VoIP, Global SIP Trunking, UCaaS, Cloud Exchange, Managed Network and Security Solutions, and Workplace-as-a-Service.
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