From The Cloud, to Telepresence, to SaaS, to Online Collaboration, businesses have more opportunity than ever to utilize technology to further their mission, service their customers, and reward their stakeholders. However, most if these options are all built assuming that the Internet is “always on”. Unfortunately, we’ve all experienced the flaw in assuming that any single connection, from any telco or cable company, will always work.
There are few people that have suffered through this predicament more than Managed Service Providers (MSPs). MSPs are left trusting the delivery of their services, and ultimately their customer’s satisfaction to limited choices from indifferent and unaffiliated carriers. They are constantly juggling throughput, performance, and price of connectivity options. Bigleaf’s carrier-agnostic platform was created to solve this quandary for MSPs, with the following in mind:
Reliability: MSPs that use the Internet for delivery of customer-facing applications and services need redundant Internet connectivity. Bigleaf prevents outages by leveraging carrier diversity and enables seamless failover for all applications; unlike legacy solutions that either lack diversity or are burdened by application-specific limitations.
Performance: MSPs that are delivering performance-sensitive applications over the Internet need dynamically optimized Internet connectivity. Bigleaf intelligently classifies circuit performance and application needs, and updates traffic flows in real time, to mitigate carrier degradation and protect application performance; unlike hardware based solutions that are unaware of and unable to adapt to changing circuit conditions.
Management/Support: MSPs need improved WAN management and support capabilities with a holistic approach to service delivery. Bigleaf enables advanced visibility into circuit issues with proactive notification and friendly reporting, reduces emergency support situations, and offers simple provisioning and management; unlike single-carrier or hardware- based solutions where the only support provided is finger pointing between the circuit and hardware vendors.
Value: MSPs need consistent enterprise-grade performance across varied Internet circuits and budgets. Bigleaf provides highly reliable network connectivity over commodity circuits, while reduces WAN circuit procurement and integration expenses and offering consistent implementation; unlike rigid and expensive carrier WAN service whose performance varies across locations, scale, and underlying circuit availability.
Independence: MSPs are tired of monolithic carrier constraints, failures, and excuses. Bigleaf provides carrier-agnostic network connectivity that intelligently adapts to and manages carrier limitations, changes, and failures; unlike legacy carrier services that are bound to outdated infrastructure and managed by restrictive processes.
Bigleaf is a critical component to any MSPs “customer prem” strategy. Bigleaf builds an optimized foundation for the end user to connect back to the MSP and any other Internet-based services, maximizing each of the values listed above. Furthermore, at scale an MSP not only has a consistent operating environment for every customer location, but also access to the most complete and insightful information about each customer’s underlying Internet circuits.
If you are an MSP and would like to talk a little more about how we can work together, let us know. We are always looking to build strong partnership and grow our business with likeminded people. Give us a call or send us an email, we’d love to chat.