Today, a change to an existing enterprise network or the addition of new company sites can be very time consuming. Especially when you are using a relatively inflexible MPLS network, it can take months until new office locations or remote workforces can be added to your global WAN. The complexity is even higher when it comes to Mergers & Acquisitions and two separate company networks have to be merged into one. Especially when you are not using a fully managed service, your ICT teams can be overloaded with work. But as installation time is business-critical and influences your time-to-market, it’s crucial for your business to find a faster solution.
The ngena service has been designed to reduce enterprise-network installation times by automating network configuration and maintenance tasks. Today, ngena can bring a medium-sized enterprise network into service within two weeks of receiving an order (assuming the availability of Internet connectivity, and that Customer Premise Equipments (CPEs) can be shipped in time). Network upgrades with private or additional Internet links can than follow in a second step. ngena uses a zero-touch provisioning process to add new sites or make changes to existing network architectures. This means that, once the CPE has arrived at your office, it auto-configures on power-up and no specialist skills are needed on-site; as long as the device can be plugged into its supply and the network cable is attached, the service is configured centrally. New branch offices will be online almost instantaneously, thereby significantly increasing the productivity of your company.
Jörg Gimmler Head of Operations, ngena