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Covered in "Five for Friday" from No Jitter, WWT recently announced an SD-WAN managed service offering, Branch of the Future.

Mar 2, 2018 2 minute read

Posted by No Jitter on March 2, 2018:

Well it's officially March, and while some may associate this time of year with the soon-to-arrive spring season, for us folks in enterprise communications, the month means one thing: Enterprise Connect time! With the event just over a week away, it's high time for a little prep. So take a few minutes to catch up on some of the recent notable developments from Google, RingCentral, BlueJeans, Voicera, Cisco, Avaya Zang, and World Wide Technology (WWT). This week's announcements cover everything from team collaboration to speech technologies, workflows, and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN).

WWT Launches SD-WAN Managed Service

Technology solutions provider WWT yesterday announced an SD-WAN managed service called Branch of the Future. With this offering, WWT aims to help enterprises simplify their network operations to enable them to respond to change and innovate more easily, the company stated in its press materials.

Branch of the Future builds on Cisco Meraki, a cloud architecture for deploying, managing, and monitoring Wi-Fi routing and security appliances in branch office locations. WWT is targeting its managed SD-WAN service at highly distributed enterprises that need help dealing with challenges like a lack of business metric visibility, poor customer experiences, and difficulty providing IT requirements for remote office locations.

WWT leverages its enterprise network engagement suite, Thelios, to provide the data visibility component of the Branch of the Future offering. In addition, the managed service includes installation and implementation with 24/7 proactive monitoring and management, the company said.

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