GTT Communications Inc., a global provider of managed network and security services to multinational organizations, has completed the migration for a global leader in shop fitting and store design, HMY Group – upgrading legacy network technology to managed SD-WAN without interruption to its business.
The managed SD-WAN solution connects 15 of HMY Group’s sites across Asia, Europe, North and South America in real-time and provides a faster, more reliable network to support the company’s global expansion.
The move to SD-WAN doubles the network capacity at every site while reducing the overall cost per site by 22 percent. At the same time, the SD-WAN’s central traffic routing features enable the HMY Group to prioritize business applications and optimize data routing to make its operations more efficient and increase its return on investment.
The solution is built on GTT’s global Tier 1 IP backbone which spans six continents and 140 countries. Crucially, the SD-WAN solution enables HMY Group to onboard new sites onto its corporate network more rapidly in hard-to-reach geographic locations like China and South America where local access options may not be well established.
This is achieved by enabling the HMY Group to leverage any available local access type in a resilient configuration.
GTT Managed SD-WAN now connects 15 HMY Group sites in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States with efficient routing and load balancing for fast performance and automatic network failover for increased resilience.
GTT Cloud Connect gives users across HMY Group high-performance, secure connectivity to the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Further, the HMY Group takes advantage of GTT’s EtherVision, a web-based customer portal, providing its IT team visibility of the entire global network with the ability to set policies and monitor the use and performance of devices and applications.
GTT supported HMY Group throughout the migration with additional solutions including professional services, SIP trunking, broadband wireless, and centralized firewalls, which GTT also manages as part of its integrated managed services offering.
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