eir to help enterprises handle dispersed “hybrid” workforces

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Irish organisations to access the number one SD-WAN offering in the world

27th May 2021 – eir Business will give Irish enterprises access to a world-class Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) solution that is new to the Irish market. The solution leverages purpose-built edge networking appliances from Dell Technologies OEM Solutions, the unrivalled reach of eir’s national fibre network and VMware SD-WAN software which has been rated number one in the world by Gartner for three years running.

The move to remote working has shown that many legacy networks are struggling with increased demand from users, who require fast and easy access to an ever-growing list of cloud-based applications.

As we unlock the potential for long-term hybrid working, SD-WAN’s benefits come to the fore. It extends the corporate network to users with the same access and user experience they would have in the office while ensuring security and compliance. IT teams have complete visibility and control over the network from a single dashboard. The exclusive solution is easy to deploy, uses available bandwidth more efficiently, and remains flexible, secure, and reliable through spikes in data usage; essential for the increase in cloud-based applications.

Martin Wells, Managing Director eir Business, commented on the partnership; “We have worked closely with our enterprise customers over the last difficult year, and have listened to them on what they need to prepare for the future. We felt this partnership and innovative new solution would be key to delivering their requirements. As a fully managed service, it gives our customers everything they need to move away from legacy WAN, support cloud adoption, and flexible work practices in a completely risk-free way.”

Jason Ward, Vice-President, and Managing Director, Dell Technologies Ireland said “This comes at a critical time as organisations embrace a hybrid work model and accelerate the pace of digital transformation to meet the rapidly evolving needs of customers. By harnessing the power of edge computing, Dell Technologies’ work with eir Business can help ensure simplified network management, security, visibility, control and reliability for businesses navigating the future of work.”

Read more here: https://www.eir.ie/business/lb/SD-WAN/.

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