Networking And Connectivity
Access to data for both users and applications is vital for the operation of any organisation. From BYOD to IoT devices, from the corporate LAN to the home worker, and from the data centre to the cloud, connectivity is now fundamental and also more challenging than ever to deliver.
The once easy-to-define physical boundary of a network has also changed, and is now as far-reaching as the places people choose to connect from. Maintaining performance, availability, and security needs a different approach.
Connectivity Service Types
Wide Area Network (WAN)
A WAN connects multiple sites to create your organisation’s own virtual secure private network. A WAN is made up of connections to all of the locations from which your business operates. It can also include centralised options like secure Internet breakout and managed firewall.
Fast, reliable internet access is a crucial requirement for most businesses, so CDW offers business grade connectivity delivered over private ethernet circuits. Peering arrangements with multiple carriers and IP transit providers ensure that your internet traffic is always routed using the optimal path.
Not all businesses require a full WAN solution; some are just looking for a fast, reliable LAN-like link between two locations. This is an ideal option for connecting buildings located in the same town or business park, although nationwide coverage is also available if a link is required over a greater distance.
CDW can provide a range of solutions to mitigate the causes of a connectivity outage. This could be something as simple as a backup Broadband circuit that can kick in with a reduced speed if the primary fibre should fail. At the other end of the scale we can offer diverse fibre links from two separate carriers, taking different routes into your site and terminating on separate hardware.
CDW's agnostic expertise and breadth of solutions lets us to focus on your requirements, delivering the right products, services and ongoing care to allow you to meet the demands of your users.
Data Centre LAN
Our Approach To Connectivity
CDW provides an independent approach to the connectivity market which allows customers freedom of choice by not being constrained by a single network or technology.
"Entrusting CDW with management of our infrastructure has enabled us to better explore the ways in which IT can serve as an enabler."
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