Learn to love your WAN! According to industry analyst Gartner, most enterprises hate their WAN (Wide Area Network). They’re expensive to run and suffer from long lead times to set up and modify.

SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN) changes the game, enabling business customers to cope with the explosion in bandwidth demand by combining dedicated data connections with less expensive broadband links in their wide area network.

Colt is leveraging an intelligent SD-WAN platform to manage which data goes over the internet versus which data stays on private networks. The end result is that a hybrid network is formed where non critical data is offloaded to a secured internet tunnel, freeing up MPLS bandwidth for your business critical data, efficiently increasing the total bandwidth to your branch sites.

All configuration options can be managed by the customer, significantly reducing lead times and reducing network provider management complexity. To see how SD-WAN enables affordable high bandwidth in the WAN click here to watch Peter Coppens, Head of Ethernet & IP Portfolio at Colt talk at SDN and OpenFlow world.

Every company with multiple sites, whether headquarters, branch sites or datacentres, has the need to interconnect them with a WAN. In EU, over 70% of enterprises outsource the delivery and management of their WAN to a network service provider.

Accessible globally, Colt’s SD-WAN offering is a new way to architect, deploy and operate corporate WANs, and provides a dramatically simplified way of deploying and managing remote branch office connectivity.


Delivered as an NFV-based (Network Function Virtualisation) service with built-in elasticity and multi-tenancy, combining SD-WAN software with open, scalable hardware


SD-WAN accelerates time-to-service from weeks or months down to hours, while reducing total cost of ownership significantly via lower administration, network provider management and other time consuming work


With a broad set of networking and security VNFs (Virtual Network Functions), Colt provides agility and economic advantage in the delivery of NFV-based managed SD-WAN services for the WAN and branch office

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