Addova blogHow The Transportation & Logistics Industry Leverages SDWAN For Competitive Advantage
For 83% of transportation CIOs, the primary expectation from digital transformation is to grow revenue thanks to faster, consistent and predictable operations.
The logistics industry has many unique networking requirements, which can be a significant challenge with legacy technologies. Constant connectivity is required due to the use of centralized tracking and management systems. Locations can be situated in challenging geographies, and facilities like ports and airports can pose major networking challenges.
According to CIO.com, freight forwarding company JAS Global is leveraging a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) to shave millions of dollars off its bandwidth connectivity costs.
A Question For The C-suite
In the IT and telecom worlds, technology usually drives the market. Voice over IP (VoIP), Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and virtualization all upended legacy ways of operating. Today, SD-WAN is not only challenging existing networking technologies, like MPLS specifically, but it is also disrupting the way these services are bought and sold.
The rapid rise of SD-WAN is no secret.
IDC predicted that the SD-WAN market could reach $6 billion by 2020, fueled by its efficiencies and cost savings. Yet many organizations continue to avoid the technology, fearing that deployment issues will create new headaches in performance, reliability, security, staff training, and other key areas.
How can your company leverage SD-WAN as a competitive advantage?
How We Help The Transportation & Logistics Industry
Simply start with: a complimentary one-on-one IT strategy session with one of our advisors.
Addova has two key differentiators for the logistics industry vertical. The first is our truly global mindset. Our team has extensive experience delivering networks into some of the most challenging geographies around the world. We have direct experience with many of the challenges associated with delivering reliable connectivity into these locations and can offer practical advice and perspectives.
The second is our next-generation technology capabilities, specifically our Integrated SD-WAN Solutions.
We have partnered with velocloud – a global leader in SD-WAN deployment and management, which has helped our customers in the transportation & logistics industry reduced annual IT expenditures over 75%.
Traditionally, network connectivity for logistics businesses required expensive MPLS connectivity, with very limited bandwidth due to cost constraints. With our Integrated SD-WAN Solution, we can leverage lower-cost, in-country connectivity from multiple providers, and build the overlay on all of this connectivity. This can result in much greater available bandwidth and resilience, even in markets where the connectivity quality is poor.