Learn more about SD WAN

Looking for SD WAN without the complexity? 

Many companies want to reduce the complexity of their networks.  Managed SD WAN is becoming increasingly popular as a way to get the benefits of SD WAN without the complexity of running a WAN.  We can design, deploy and manage your SD WAN, so you can concentrate on adding value.

Looking for SD WAN without the complexity

SD WAN brings many benefits and can make our lives easier

SD WAN can orchestrate the network, choose routes that give the best performance, distribute patches and updates automatically and replace the command line with a graphical interface.

But it can still be complex to manage
  

SD WAN is an overlay; you still need the network beneath it. SD WAN hides complexity but does not completely remove it.

Let us bring you the benefits of SD WAN
without the complexity of running the WAN

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With a Managed SD WAN from SAS there is no need to:

  • Retain CCIE or equivalent skills to design the network and troubleshoot tricky problems
  • Manage the procurement and provision of circuits
  • Project-manage the deployment of your WAN
  • Run a field engineering team to deploy and then support in-life
  • Run a WAN helpdesk team with 24x7x365 cover
  • Manage connections to Cloud
  • Be the place where the buck stops
When SAS manages your SD WAN network, you get all the benefits with none of the hassle, leaving you to concentrate on adding value to your business 

We offer SD WAN from an industry leading vendor, 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!

  • SD WAN overlay from Cisco Meraki - one of the leading vendors in the market
  • 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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Free PDF Guides


Our comprehensive downloadable guides will help you consider topics in detail

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Introduction to SD WAN Guide

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DIY vs Managed SD WAN Guide

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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 Meraki 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 using 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 Net Promotor Score is consistently over 70!

Let's Investigate Your Managed Network Needs

We specialise in the deployment, management and real-time performance monitoring of Network, Infrastructure and Applications for mid-market and enterprise businesses.

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DIY vs Managed SD WAN Decision Support Tool

People are sometimes told they can move to SD WAN and manage the network themselves, because SD WAN makes it easy to deploy and manage it. 

However, SD WAN is an overlay on top of the rest of your network. It hides complexity but does not completely remove it.  There is still an underlay to manage, still a design to undertake and still changes and maintenance to handle.

This spreadsheet will help you work through questions to ask yourself when deciding whether DIY or Managed SD WAN is better for you. It suggests a DIY or Managed SD WAN solution based on your answers and may make you think about some aspects you may not have considered.

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Managed Cisco Meraki SD WAN Brochure

The remarkable adoption rate by our customers shows that Cisco Meraki is emerging as the platform of choice for mid-market companies. They love the combination of features, performance, manageability and reasonable cost. Find out more in our brochure:

  • Why Managed SD WAN?
  • Why Meraki?
  • What's included in our Managed service?
  • Example hardware
  • Services that integrate with SAS Managed Meraki SD WAN
  • Our vision for your network
  • Why we're recognised as one of the top 10 SD WAN vendors in the UK

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SAS Recognised by Enterprise Networking Magazine as one of the Top SD WAN Providers in the UK.

The magazine has compiled a list of the top 10 SD WAN consulting and service partners in the UK, to help decision makers choose the right consulting and service partner to source, design and build their networks.   We are delighted to be included in this list.

The June edition carries a feature article on SAS, which describes how we help to transform the networks of Mid-sized businesses with Managed SD WAN.  It highlights why more and more businesses are seeking help with transformations, and how we have become a trailblazer for Meraki SD WAN in the UK, becoming one of Cisco's top Managed Service Provider partners.

Read the article in full here

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Find out what Cisco have to say about SAS

We're a Cisco Premier Partner and one of a small number of Cloud and Managed Service Partners (CMSPs).

We've recently been recognised as a Top 10 SD Provider in the UK, and we've helped multiple customers to transform their networks using Managed Meraki SD WAN.

Cisco have recognised us in a special case study that details what we do.

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Wondering how SD WAN would overlay on your network?

We have a wealth of experience  in managing networks and all of the related supporting services.

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Why Choose SAS For Your Managed SD WAN

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User Experience

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

Cost Effective

We match your speed, reliability and cost priorities to what is available in each location.

Best In Class

We have developed a best in class process to Consult, Design, Deploy and Support to guarantee that you get precisely the network you need. We're experts in WAN, SD WAN, Cloud Access, Network Security and application performance.

Problem Solving

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.

Business Relationships

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.

Tailored Support

We have a wide range of support functions and we offer multiple configurations so that you can get precisely the service that you want.

We're trusted by companies like yours

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What Can You Do Next?


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Managed Meraki SD WAN Brochure

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Find out how businesses similar to yours have transformed their WAN for digitalisation, cloud and cost-reduction projects

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If you would like to find out how a managed network could benefit your business then please make an enquiry and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Phone:   01293 229 219

Email: enquiries@sas.co.uk

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