Not all SD-WAN solutions are created equal. The VxCloud Service Provider SD-WAN uses South African hosted Cloud Gateways that are strategically located in conjunction with Edge CPE’s (Client Premises Equipment), to deliver diverse networking connections to major cloud platforms and application providers. The SD-WAN service is focused on direct internet connectivity at South African hosted IP peering points. VxCloud SD-WAN provides Cloud VPN, security and augmented broadband networks that are cost effective, easy to setup and administer. We also integrate into your existing internet and MPLS infrastructures. We do Cloud Networking to perfection.
VxCloud Azure Networking connectivity is provided as part of the South African Cloud hosted networking solution. We designed our Azure Cloud networking solutions to work in conjunction with our SD-WAN solution, thus providing integration into our hosted Cloud Gateways. VxCloud will provide expertise to create Azure networking isolation, internet connectivity, Azure resource connectivity, Azure VNet design, on premises SD-WAN gateway connectivity and traffic filtering and routing. VxCloud is focused on providing Cloud Networking services that is both multi-tenant aware and cost effective.
VxCloud provides resources and expertise to assist clients with AWS Virtual Private and Public Cloud networking designs. VxCloud SD-WAN cloud networking services are integrated into AWS using VPN gateway services. We will assist clients in deciding on the best networking architectures for both cloud and on premises AWS networking connectivity requirements. Our AWS SD-WAN connected solutions are easy to support and use multiple internet peering points to connect client’s on-premises infrastructures with public cloud services.
With Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online, users get all the benefits of accessing their email, calendar, company resources, and communication tools without the need of an extensive infrastructure or a big IT department. Once subscribed, an internet connection is all that is required to gain access to the above-mentioned services from all over the world. Our cloud networking solutions provide route intelligence and bandwidth optimisation to support Office 365 connectivity for central and remote branch office support. Our O365 Cloud Network design is based on local internet peering in order to achieve faster O365 international connectivity. This enables clients to utilise normal broadband services to achieve the required O365 Quality of Experience.
O365 Cloud Networking
VxCloud O365 Cloud Networking
Small, Medium and Large Enterprise O365 Cloud Networking
O365 The Bigger Picture
Office 365 is available in the cloud. Using the cloud has many advantages, particularly in terms of saving on maintenance costs associated with local servers. The disadvantage of using the O365 suite of products is bandwidth and the Quality of the User experience often experienced in South Africa. Clients want to use OneDrive, Skype for Business, SharePoint and other productivity tools. VxCloud SD-WAN is O365 ready and is designed to use current internet links to increase O365 speed, access and experience.
Cloud Peering and QoS
VxCloud SD-WAN path optimization is deployed with peering gateways in South Africa. VxCloud SD-WAN is focused on creating the best possible network path to the Microsoft O365 cloud services. The VxCloud edge devices are deployed on the client site and can provide Cloud VPN, O365, Azure and Skype for business networking improvements. QoS is provided for O365 and Voice traffic prioritisation.
O365 Network Monitoring
VxCloud SD-WAN monitoring provides clients with a deeper view of the traffic that is accessed and how much bandwidth is used. Quality of Experience (QoE) is a monitoring services that displays the current experience the client is receiving. The SD-WAN solution will perform packet inspection to measure the quality of each internet link and the type of traffic and applications that are used. Clients and resellers will have access to this view to monitor networking and client QoE.
O365 Network Tuning and Troubleshooting
VxCloud consultants will assist clients to provide O365 networking expertise and recommendations to improve O365 networking access and productivity. VxCloud cloud networking to perfection solution is used to allow branch offices to access the internet form a local access point such as the VxCloud Data Centre Peering point. This concept is difficult to replicate on MPLS networks as they are expensive and usually don’t have multiple internet access points.
O365 Cloud Networking Security
VxCloud O365 Integration and Security (Zscaler)
VxCloud SD-WAN and Microsoft O365 networking is all based on internet access. For most clients the cost of deploying express route is not an option. The VxCloud approach to cloud networking security is deployed in 3 layers. The client edge device provides encrypted traffic to the VxCloud Gateways deployed in a secure VxCloud Data Centre.
The gateways will the route the traffic to O365 using the Zscaler cloud web secure proxy. This service allows VxCloud to track all internet traffic and block malware and virus traffic. Traffic inspection is applied and secure O365 access is provided. Security will play a bigger part when clients access the internet and cloud application such as Google and O365. VxCloud has partnered with Zscaler to create a cloud based proxy and web security service to control all internet access. This integration was tested and completed as part of the SD-WAN solution and is offered to VxCloud clients.
O365 Skype For Business Networking
VxCloud O365 Skype for Business Cloud PBX
We have created a well supported and cost effective O365 Cloud PBX solution. The combination of Sonus, SD-WAN and PSTN integration will allow organizations to consolidate voice over internet links such as ADSL, LTE, Fibre and Metro Fibre. The same solution is used to support the VxCloud Cloud Hosted IP-PBX telephony service.
Skype for Business Consolidation
Enable Enterprise Grade Unified Communications Experience with the VxCloud SD-WAN Cloud networking solution. VxCloud SD-WAN Dynamic Multi-Path Optimization provides dynamic application steering and on-demand link conditioning to deliver high quality UC experience over any type of connectivity including broadband or hybrid WAN. All remote branch offices can use a single Skype for Business deployed PSTN and Call routing infrastructure.
Improve Skype Internet Connectivity
Ease of access to broadband Internet such as cable, DSL, LTE and Fibre provides options for enterprises to consider using broadband Internet to augment WAN bandwidth to deliver UC application. However, broadband Internet may, at times, experience congestion, which results in increased latency, packet loss, and jitter. These conditions can cause interruption to time sensitive applications such as voice and video and degrade the Quality of Experience (QoE) demanded by the end users.
Skype for Business Voice and Video Conferencing
VxCloud applies link conditioning techniques which include enabling Forward Error Correction to provide up to full packet replication to mitigate loss and jitter buffer to reduce jitter introduced by broadband and hybrid networks. The solution is deployed as part of the VxCloud Skype for Business Cloud hosted service to improve Voice and Video conferencing services form all sites including branch offices.
Skype for Business Case Study
This unique clinet requested the deployment of Skype for Business Cloud Solutions with integrated PSTN calling. They had a limited budget but wanted their branch offices to have PSTN numbers and also be able to perform Skype for Business Video Conferencing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why use VxCloud for O365?
We will improve the clients Quality of Experience (QoE). This is achieved by creating a faster path to O365 breakouts in South Africa. This concept is to have access to the South African peering points and route traffic to Microsoft Ireland as fast as possible.
Rapid deployment of the VxCloud network to support O365, integration with MPLS networks, and immediate access to all O365 traffic is provided. Cloud networking will create a new age of communication and the internet is providing the path to access applications.
Do we need express route for O365?
How does the VxCloud SD-WAN improve O365 Quality of Experience?
How will VxCloud assist client with more bandwidth and intelligent traffic routing?
How will VxCloud improve secure access to O365?
How can medium sized organizations benefit from the SD-WAN and Cloud networking?
The SD-WAN solution can use any network to create enterprise based networking services. The perception that MPLS is still the best network is changing and no longer applies to services that are accessed in the cloud.
The SD-WAN solutions is cost effective and also combines Voice, Data and Video perfectly over traditional internet access such as ADSL, LTE, FTH, Wireless and Metro Fibre.