Virgin Media Business has today launched a brand-new secure software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution to enable businesses right across the country to secure and optimise their data, empower productivity amongst their workforce and improve overall customer experience, all thanks to the power of the cloud.

The new cloud-ready service has been designed to support next-generation networking and comes with optimisation tools that will enable large organisations to access cloud data, applications and software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based offerings such as Office 365 from multiple branch sites. As a software-based solution, SD-WAN allows customers to rapidly scale and alter their networks in line with their needs.

SD-WAN builds on existing WAN and VPN technologies and can be used to connect enterprise networks – including multiple dispersed sites and data centres – with more open and flexible hardware than traditional WAN solutions. The network is instead controlled using cloud-native software.

Results from The Central Statistic’s office’s ‘Survey on E-Commerce and ICT 2020’ reveals that 51% of enterprises in Ireland purchased at least one type of cloud computing service in the first half of 2020, up from 45% in 2018*.

This increase in demand for ICT support that utilises the power of the cloud reinforces the need for innovative solutions. Virgin Media Business is now offering a next-generation networking and security solution to Irish enterprises to help them fully embrace the services available to their businesses via the cloud.

Emer Kelly, Head of Sales and Marketing at Virgin Media Business from Virgin Media Business said: “With our newest SD-WAN solution, we’re able to offer a fully managed package that delivers the best in software and network support. You’ll also get 30 years’ of network experience and superfast connectivity, now available in speeds up to 1Gb to all Virgin Media Business customers, ensuring your business is in the best possible position for its digital transformation, all on our fast, reliable and secure network.”

As part of the SD-WAN journey, we will manage every step of the migration, from planning to delivery of service and we are right beside you every step of the way.”

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.