StarHub intros Managed SD-WAN solutions

By KL Lim

StarHub is extending its reach into the enterprise IT space with the launch of the Managed SD-WAN value series of simple and cost-effective solutions.

The new solutions are geared towards helping enterprises establish a fast, resilient, flexible, and secure network in the hybrid era.

Thanks to the pandemic, demand for connectivity has increased tremendously. People are working from home and other places outside the office. Enterprises need to provide reliable and secure access to corporate network (including data centres, cloud, SaaS applications, or the Internet) for applications, data and other resources for all staff, wherever they are working from.

Traditional networks backhauling traffic from the cloud and branch offices to the head office resulted in latency, inconsistent application performance, and higher risk of exposure to cyber threats. This translates to loss of productivity and operational disruptions.

StarHub’s simple and cost-effective solutions come with internet connectivity services and an efficient managed software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) service based on best practices. They deliver the much needed connectivity while ensuring security for the enterprise.

“StarHub’s Managed SD-WAN value series developed in partnership with Cisco Meraki is the answer to this uncompromised connectivity need. Companies operating in multiple locations can build an intelligent enterprise-grade network on a secure overlay using cost-efficient broadband underlay instead of MPLS,” said Sander Veraar (top), Vice President of Product Management at StarHub’s Enterprise Business Group.

“As organisations and users become more distributed, the demand for anywhere, anytime access to applications and services has become critical. Traditional network architectures are no longer fit to handle the workloads of a cloud-first organisation. We’re excited to work with StarHub to deliver next-generation Managed SD-WAN solutions to power on-demand, uninterrupted and secure connectivity for all enterprises in Singapore,” said Andy Lee, Managing Director of Cisco Singapore and Brunei.

StarHub’s Managed SD-WAN value series will enable enterprises in their digital transformation journey. The solutions transform the corporate network by adding application aware dynamic routing, providing visibility into application traffic and performance, improving availability and efficiency, and simplifying branch deployments.

Target customers are those migrating from traditional WAN or multiprotocol label switching (MPLS).

Photo: Sander Veraar on Twitter

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