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For businesses that rely more and more on cloud applications while also looking to streamline operations, traditional Wide Area Networking (WAN) solutions aren’t enough anymore. Many organizations have sought out software-defined WAN, or SD-WAN, solutions to achieve optimal performance and meet multi-site networking needs.
If your business is seeking an SD-WAN solution, it’s important to remember that there can be significant differences in quality depending on the solution provider. Our team of expert techs recently met with representatives from Cincinnati Bell Inc. (CBB) and Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions (CBTS), a partner of ours that provides an intelligent, robust SD-WAN offering, among other solutions. Here’s everything you need to know about CBTS and what their products can do for your company.
CBTS, a wholly owned subsidiary of CBB, combines Cincinnati Bell’s data networking abilities with next-generation managed services to provide end-to-end IT communications solutions. CBTS is a leading technology provider to enterprises across all industries and has locations in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. The company offers a wide range of solutions, including unified communications as a service (UCaaS), SD-WAN, network as a service (NaaS), contact center, consulting services, and cloud services, among others.
Here are just a couple of notable CBTS offerings your organization might want to consider.
- SD-WAN: An SD-WAN solution powered by VeloCloud and managed by CBTS allows for network visibility and control from a central location. This agile, intelligent platform with dynamic selection capabilities gives remote users a consistent, high-quality experience with network applications like voice over IP (VoIP). Simplify WAN service delivery to branch offices, boost efficiency with automation and cloud management, make network operations easier, and more.
- Managed cloud infrastructure: A growing number of companies are turning to IT infrastructure and applications as a service to gain the flexibility and scalability they need to maintain a competitive edge in today’s marketplace. Managed cloud infrastructure from CBTS lets you migrate your data center to a secure, high-availability cloud environment and have crucial business systems delivered as a service (e.g., storage as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS)).
- UCaaS: This offering from CBTS offers your organization greater scalability and flexibility while still containing costs effectively. Additionally, CBTS is a Cisco Master Unified Communications Partner and delivers a cloud-based and fully hosted UC solution, Hosted Enterprise UC, that includes Cisco’s portfolio of industry leading apps and abilities.
Stratosphere can not only assist you in determining how these solutions can help your organization but can also tell you how they compare to competing products. Our expert cloud consultants work with various solutions from a range of vendors, which allows us to serve as a trusted advisor to clients seeking cloud solutions and services. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 877-599-3999.