A partnership is created when entities have a shared vision and mission. Our recent iWANT CloudGenix challenge with a national reseller proved just that. With a mission to transform business complexities into true competitive advantages for its customers, our partner was looking for an SD-WAN solution that would give the company the edge. This is why leaders across the company were excited to get their hands dirty with this iWANT Challenge hosted simultaneously in Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
Our participants this time, MV and MS, were Network Engineering Leads with the CCIE feather in their cap. Both MV and MS had prior experience with Cisco iWAN and chose to not waste their precious time on klutzy configuration required to get iWAN up and almost running.
The Challenge consisted of the following use cases, tested by the Customer on the Cisco iWan followed by CloudGenix’s ION products:
- Set up and configure an SD-WAN including Branch Offices and Data Centers. Ensure that multiple forms of connectivity, such as Internet Broadband and MPLS are used in Active-Active mode.
- Enable Direct-to-Internet selectively for Cloud based Applications (Office365, SFDC.com, Box, etc.) with performance based load-balancing across other paths.
- Monitor Network SLA and Application SLA.
As MS and MV started configuring the branch and data center, the excitement on their faces was visible. They were amazed at how quickly they were able to get their sites up and running. “The navigation and configuration is very intuitive and straight forward” said MS as he continued to play with Policies and watch them take effect almost immediately.
MS beamed as he said “My hands-on experience with CloudGenix was phenomenal! CloudGenix is the first polished product that I have seen in the SD-WAN space. Despite its simplicity, it grants the engineer all the controls that are needed in a complex WAN environment.” Bingo! Looks like we have a clear winner from the Challenge, yet again!
Aren’t MV and MS rocking the CloudGenix shades? Sign up for an iWANT CloudGenix Challenge by sending an email to IWANT@cloudgenix.com and you can rock your own shades too.