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Move confidently to SD WAN with the peace of mind of a managed service

Our managed SD WAN networks help our customers digitalise their businesses.

We offer industry leading SD WAN vendors alongside advanced Hybrid Networks and a world-leading monitoring platform to give you the best network, the best application performance, the least hassle and the best price we can possibly deliver. We manage your carriers so that you don’t have to! 

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What is Managed SD WAN?

A managed SD WAN service helps you to deploy SD WAN without requiring a large IT Team. 

Managed SD WAN takes the effort and risk out of moving to SD WAN.  It frees you to enjoy the benefits of SD WAN and to concentrate on your wider IT objectives.

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What is the SAS Managed SD WAN service?

An SD WAN network to support your digitalisation projects and your move to Cloud.

  • SD WAN overlay from leading vendors
  • On a global Hybrid Network underlay blending multiple technologies from multiple carriers
  • Built-in gateway to cloud and other applications
  • All visible in a single pane of glass
  • With the peace of mind of a fully managed service
  • Options for co-management on both underlay and overlay
  • Global Managed service to free your IT team to deliver value to the business 

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What's included?

Consultation and Design

Our Technical Design service helps you to scope a solution that fully meets your needs. We help you shape the technical architecture, infrastructure, applications, and the selection of carriers and vendors. This will give you an SD WAN design that works with your applications, your cloud platforms and your underlay.

Hardware

We can handle everything from ordering and licensing, through staging, configuration, and deployment to the setup of your end-point devices.  These are  also photographed in-situ for future reference and on-boarded into our monitoring platform.  Your hardware is fully protected by break-fix maintenance.

Deployment

We use proven people, processes and systems to take the disruption and risk out of installing your SD WAN network.  Deployment includes technical project management, carrier provisioning, network engineering and then setup and tuning of the SD WAN overlay.

Monitoring

We marry the SD WAN management portal with world-beating management and monitoring of your underlay and the rest of your infrastructure and applications. Our advanced monitoring, alerting and reporting helps identify and fix network and application performance issues, and plan for the future.  We offer a unique common portal: you see what we see, whether that's performance, issues or change requests. 

Incident and Problem Management

We raise 95% of key issues proactively, and we manage those through to resolution from our 24x7 UK based Network Operations Centre. We provide root cause analysis and corrective action following incidents. Issues are tracked on your portal.

Change
Management

We offer controlled changes to reflect the changes you need to make to your network and to keep it up to date. Change requests are visible on your portal.

We store device configurations securely, to assist with change control and service restoration. 

Automated patches and upgrades

We provide automated, scheduled upgrades to ensure your devices have the latest features and security patches.

Expert guidance and support 

We provide expert named resource to help you shape your network and infrastructure, deal with problems and plan for the future.

 

And a service that customers LOVE! 
Our NPS is consistently over 70!

A choice of SD WAN vendor to suit your needs

 

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Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki offers integrated SD WAN and security with the ability to couple WiFi and other services.  Cisco is positioned as a Leader within Gartner’s Magic Quadrant*.

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Silver Peak

Silver Peak is a market leading SD WAN vendor.  Particular strengths are its real time path intelligence and path conditioning that support use of internet links with more variable quality than traditional MPLS circuits. Silver Peak is positioned as a Leaders in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant*.

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Cisco Viptela

Viptela is Cisco’s Flagship SD WAN product, offering proven scalability with rich segmentation and routing capabilities, and the ability, in some cases, to run on a customer’s existing Cisco routers. Cisco is positioned as a Leader within Gartner’s Magic Quadrant*.

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Peplink

Peplink is a long-established SD WAN vendor with a particular strength in supporting limited bandwidth and multi-SIM 4G cellular connectivity, that we have used to great effect with rapid site deployments.  Peplink is represented in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant* as a Niche player.

* Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure

Our vision for your next network

The best price possible

Our hybrid networks, enhanced by SD-WAN, blend carriers and technologies to optimise the price of every site, and minimise installation cost with zero touch deployment. We offer transparent pricing for peace of mind.

The fastest deployment

Our hybrid networks let you choose circuits that deliver fastest for each site, and our 4G WAN circuits offer 2 day delivery with seamless transition to permanent circuits.

The easiest migration

We phase your migrations to suit you, minimising cost and hassle.

The best performance and uptime

Our advanced monitoring shows the whole application path, raises 95% of key issues proactively and allows detailed reporting and drill-down to show issues and long-term trends.

The most enjoyable and pain free experience

Our end to end digital systems and processes deliver Right First Time with clear, accurate bills.

Services that integrate with an SAS Managed SD WAN

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Gateway

The SAS Gateway provides rapid, flexible access to an extensive range of cloud platforms, cloud applications, Hosted voice and SIP services,  with private access to hundreds of service providers and global data centres.

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SASnet

SASnet provides internet connectivity for your sites or your WAN. It connects via our Gateway to Cloud platforms, applications, hosted voice and data centres. SASnet includes access to firewall services and was built from the ground up to support SD WAN. It is also fully managed and monitored for your peace of mind.

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Managed Firewall

Managed Firewall services provide management, monitoring, support and alerting for firewalls, in order to maintain security and business continuity without having to invest in expensive resource and processes.

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4G

We bond multiple 4G LTE SIMs from multiple networks into a single data connection, and we connect this to the internet or to your corporate network.  Depending on the options chosen, we can do this in as little as two working days.

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Monitoring

We have one of the best, if not the best monitoring and management platforms in the industry, giving you complete, deep and interconnected information about the network and about how your applications are performing over it.   We show you the complete application path so you can easily spot when and where problems have arisen and do something about it.

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Hosted Voice

You may be relying on a traditional analogue of IP based private branch exchange (PBX) telephone system. If so, it could be time to consider moving to a hosted solution in order to benefit from what a cloud-based solution has to offer.

Why do customers choose SAS for their Managed SD WAN network?

  

We have been implementing Global Hybrid WANs for many years, employing SD WAN principles since before it became popular. 

Our customers love the way we deliver networks.

We design around your end users, your applications and your priorities so your network truly delivers the user experience that your business needs.

Network performance is critical for the responsive applications that your users need to run your business, but many suppliers struggle to deliver this beyond the systems they have sold.  We rigorously design around the users, the applications they run and the bandwidth requirement that each has, so you can be confident that your users get what they need. We do this by ensuring that our solutions integrate with your existing infrastructure and we monitor and manage circuits and devices that we have not provided to ensure we have a single view of your network.

When designing your network we make sure you are aware of all of your network options, their benefits and limitations, to ensure you get the best solution.  We also help you to optimise your carrier spend.

Our platform and our carrier independence lets us blend multiple vendors and access technologies to meet all of your needs in all your locations, anywhere in the world. We match your speed, reliability and cost priorities to what is available in that location.

Your users want great performance when using their applications, whether they’re in your HQ, a branch office or on the move.  They are not concerned that some of your sites are in far-flung  places, that you need to add and move sites at short notice, and that you have a budget.  They expect you maintain application performance and availability regardless. 

That’s hard to deliver with a single technology and supplier, so we have built a hybrid network platform that integrates all technologies and carriers under the best monitoring and management platform in the industry, to offer ultra fast deployment, ubiquitous access and full visibility of the application path.  All at an SME price.

Customers increasingly need sites deployed rapidly, but most fixed line technologies take months to deliver.  Our reliable bonded 4G circuits can deliver up to 40 Mbps in a few days, and then seamlessly switch over to permanent circuits when they come on stream.

Businesses move much faster than carriers can support. You often have less time than you’d like when opening or moving a site. 

Network circuits usually take months to price, contract, deliver and install. Unexpected road and duct work delays cause havoc to your plans.  Our bonded 4G, DSL and Satellite services have frequently been the answer to our customers’ prayers.

We have developed a best in class process to Consult, Design, Deploy and Support, and we have resourced it with the best expertise available, to guarantee that you get precisely the network you need, delivered right first time.

The requirements of your network are often unclear without auditing the network and insightfully analysing your planned applications.  Deploying the network then requires a blend of planning and technical skills.  We have developed a detailed, rigorous engagement process and we have codified it for repeatability. We have also resourced it with some of the best people in the industry.    

This gives you a Statement of Requirements you can trust, right-first-time deployment and fewer problems in-life.

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Most suppliers can see when a link is down, some can see when it’s over-utilised. We can tell you which application, user or device is the root cause of the problem, and follow the path of an application across the network. We get right to the heart of the problem, even when it is not with the network.

Businesses need applications to perform well, to give users a great experience. Performance relies on every device, server and circuit in the application path, so unless you can see everything you cannot resolve underlying performance issues.

SAS gives you visibility and therefore control over your complex IP infrastructure. We support the entire application path, not just the devices or systems we’ve sold.  This gives us immense power to find and resolve even the subtlest of problems.  Our client portal shows all of this information, facilitating clear and helpful dialogue.

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We think you’ll like working with SAS. We offer a flexible, complete, responsive service and we like to make things easy for our customers.

We are easy to do business with, and we invest to ensure this improves year after year.  We aim to keep bureaucracy to a minimum, whether that’s pricing, ordering, progress updates or billing. We have flexible terms and conditions.  For example, we can offer co-terminus terms for all your sites and we make adding, removing and changing sites simple.We install networks around the globe, and because we ensure that the whole network complies with a global standard (even if third parties are used), support is simplified, issues reduced and availability maximised.

We can simplify your support with a complete service covering network, infrastructure and applications, including security, hosting and connection to cloud services.

We have been running for over 30 years and have huge advocacy across hundreds of customers.  We are used by some of the best technology partners in the industry and are regularly awarded as the best.   

We are accredited to all major quality standards. When you make an investment as important as your network, you need confidence that you have the best partner and access to the best resources.
Our services are so well regarded that they are used by several of the UK’s biggest networking and ICT brands to power their own managed service solutions.

In everything we do, we strive to delight our customers and ensure that they are highly satisfied, and we are immensely proud to have a Net Promoter Score consistently above 70.  In fact, our customers are proactively supportive in helping us find new customers.