You shouldn’t have to think about whether your Internet connection will be able to support your next important VOIP call – it just should. With Menark Technologies and Bigleaf Networks, you can enjoy just that.
You and I know how vital connectivity and uptime are to a business’ productivity, profitability, and quality of service. Without a strong Internet connection, so many of the tools your staff uses every day will lag and waste company time. Your VoIP-based phone calls to important business contacts will cut in and out, time-sensitive emails will sit in the outbox waiting for a connection before they can send, and worse.
These are just some of the issues with traditional WAN – insufficient bandwidth and high-cost bandwidth severely limits the capabilities it can offer businesses. That’s not to mention the fragmented security, limited app awareness, and lack of compatibility with new cloud platforms and solutions.
Whether it’s the growing number of users that are dependent on the networks, the ever-evolving type of technologies and applications needed to be used through the network, or the almost-daily rate of new security threats, traditional WAN is not prepared to deal with the modern world of business technology. Ten or more years ago, it wasn’t that big a deal to undergo some planned downtime to fix an issue here or there. Today, businesses need constant uptime to keep getting work done, regardless of the forces at play.
That’s why Menark Technologies offers SD-Wan and redundant network solutions via our trusted partners, Bigleaf Networks. By configuring redundant backup connections, we ensure that no calls drop, bandwidth and latency perform at optimal rates, and your business keeps moving at the pace you need it to.
Using a cloud-based controller, an overlay network is created in order to build encrypted tunnels, define applications, determine where sites are, and more. This portal/controller is the critical lynchpin, as it’s where you manage and operate the WAN from.
Sounds good, but is it viable? According to Gartner in their 2016 report, they predicted that 30% of enterprises will have deployed SD-WAN technology by the end of 2019.
What benefits does it offer?
- Increased bandwidth
- Reduced cost for circuits
- Simple WAN management
- The improved user experience on applications
- Flexible security, whether that’s every single branch or just in specific “chokepoint” locations
However, that’s just SD-WAN – what can you expect from Bigleaf Networks?
Bigleaf Networks solutions drastically increase your quality of Internet service, allowing you to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with easy connectivity whenever you need it. Further benefits of their service include:
- Intelligent Load Balancing: Load balancing is adapted in real-time to account for changing strain on the circuit, ensuring no unnecessary lag or downtime.
- Dynamic QoS: Despite varying bandwidth, this service still prioritizes VOIP and other forms of real-time traffic.
- Same IP Address Failover: Even when a circuit fails, you can count on everything to still stay connected, whether it’s VOIP or any other form of real-time traffic.
- Plug-and-Play Provisioning: No complicated installation or configuration required, simply set up and get going.
One of the key benefits of Bigleaf Networks’ SD-WAN service is in how it services VOIP solutions, an increasingly necessary part of the business technology world today. VoIP provides your business improved efficiency by limiting issues that come from having to replace or fix phones, as well as complicated management of adding and or removing employees. On traditional landline phone systems, you would have to wait lengthy periods of time for a phone to be replaced, or for a roll truck to fix issues. All this time spent waiting for a fix costs you money.
With a VoIP system, you don’t have to deal with these issues, which means less downtime. VoIP also improves your business’ efficiency by providing you with numerous options for routing and answering calls, without the expensive on-premises technology and staff.
VoIP provides your business improved reliability by delivering a clear, seamless quality of phone service. This service can run on multiple internet connections, and can even extend to your smartphone. VoIP can work reliably through anything that mother nature may throw at you, from hurricanes to snowstorms. Additionally, if you lose your business due to a fire, your VoIP phone service will still work. This is one of the main reasons why there are now over 288 million VoIP users.
VoIP provides your business improved quality through clarity of your calls. These calls come with a digital readout display, and the option to work without a headset. For those that still wish to use a headset, they can receive their calls through the use of a “softphone”, which is software that allows users to make telephone calls through the internet on their computers.