Natilik moves Barratt Developments to the cloud with SD-WAN

Natilik moves Barratt Developments to the cloud with SD-WAN

Natilik has announced it is extending its relationship with Barratt Developments with a five-year Wide Area Network contract, built on Cisco’s industry-leading Software Defined Wide Area Network technology.

Barratt Developments is one of the UK’s largest housebuilders, with an industry-leading commitment to quality and customer service. This new investment will provide Barratt with the agility to quickly respond to business demands while maintaining an intelligent security position for its workforce.

The agreement covers 37 sites across the length and breadth of the country, deployed on the UK’s largest Ethernet network, provided by Exponential-e, Natilik’s long-term connectivity partner. The solution allows Barratt to improve performance by reducing bottlenecks, mitigating the risks of downtime while continuing to maintain a secure network as more services are consumed via the cloud. This is achieved while providing the Barratt network team with full visibility and control of the network through a single user interface.

Ade Brant, Group IT Director from Barratt, said: “Implementing innovative SD-WAN technology is key to our IT transformation in order that our offices, developments and field-based workers have fast and reliable access to our increasingly cloud-based applications. Natilik has proven over the years to be a high-performing and trusted partner and I’m looking forward to working with it on this exciting part of our transformation.”

Matt Tomlinson, Managing Director at Natilik, said: “It’s been a real pleasure to work with Barratt on this contract. The Barratt team was quick to recognise that being able to manage data and traffic flow is key to maximising the investment in connectivity, while providing agility back into the business. This agreement takes our partnership well into 2025 and we’re looking forward to innovating further as we continue to explore the benefits of a software-defined approach.”

Alp Kostem, Channel Director, Exponential-e, said: “Barratt Developments is the country’s most recognisable residential property developer and we’re supporting that reputation by providing Ethernet across 37 UK sites. Our partnership with Natilik ensures that its industry-leading SD-WAN solution is being buoyed by a strong and reliable Ethernet network and Barratt will benefit from enhanced agility and performance across the locations. Our experience and relationship with both parties were key elements in this initiative and we’re excited about what the future holds.”

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