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Macquarie Telecom doubles down on SD-WAN as it reaches 6,000 sites

Macquarie Telecom doubles down on SD-WAN as it reaches 6,000 sites

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Macquarie Telecom has deployed its SD-WAN services to 6,000 sites across Australia after pioneering the technology in the country less than four years ago.

The company will invest and hire additional staff in Australia across areas including engineering, customer service and marketing, aiming to double the number of sites in half the time.

Luke Clifton, Group Executive, Macquarie Telecom

Macquarie Group Executive Luke Clifton believes the company’s early recognition of the significance of the technology and willingness to go all in has been crucial to its success.

“Cloud computing has asserted its dominance over enterprise applications – why would networks be any different?,” said Clifton. “We’ve calculated our team has poured 7,900 hours into researching, engineering and iterating our solution and the results speak for themselves.”

SD-WAN decouples network management from its underlying physical infrastructure. This allows enterprises to securely connect users to applications, enables better visibility and control over apps’ impact on bandwidth and can provide automatic and instant switching between, for example, an nbn line and a 4G backup to ensure users don’t experience downtime.

Macquarie flew past the 6,000-site milestone with a number of key SD-WAN deals signed with businesses including pharmaceutical financial services specialist Guild Group, not-for-profit Civic Disability Services, and business and industrial imaging company Konica Minolta.

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