SD-WAN FEATURED ARTICLE

Tolt Solutions Looks to TELoIP to Drive Managed Network Services Infrastructure

April 21, 2016

By Steve Anderson, Contributing Writer

With the increased offerings in managed network services, it's not much of a surprise to see more companies get into this market. With that comes a need for expansion efforts to have needed infrastructure in place to offer those services. Tolt Solutions—already known for its retail solutions and accompanying technology—recently put some new life in its own operations by joining up with TELoIP for its software-defined overlay networking systems.




The partnership allows Tolt to offer a slate of managed network services to help improve bandwidth availability and overall network performance with standard broadband connections. Tolt was already a major presence in the field, offering solutions for over 40,000 individual locations over several different markets, but this new move allows Tolt to step in and spread its services even farther by capitalizing on the Internet service provider's (ISP) common reluctance to upgrade networks. Since dedicated Ethernet services are commonly costly, and DSL speeds are often too low, Tolt could step in and offer some augmenting systems that gives DSL much better performance.

TELoIP's Virtual Intelligent Network Overlay (VINO) system and SD-Internet systems offer the necessary backbone to help Tolt drive that improvement. A combination of TELoIP's bandwidth optimization, Quality-of-Experience management, and software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN)  tools let Tolt bring in several options, ranging from secure WAN to cloud and Internet connectivity in one package.

Tolt's S.L. Sweet, who serves as director of products, commented “TELoIP’s patented software-defined networking technologies add value for both new and existing Tolt customers who increasingly rely on managed VPN and Internet services for day-to-day business operations. With TELoIP SD-Internet, we can meet growing bandwidth requirements for even more customer locations, and with better network performance and reliability.”

It's true that broadband access in the United States is generally subpar, owing to a combination of huge geographic area to cover, corporate setup structures and similar matters. The choice between capped bandwidth, slow speeds and huge expenses is common not only in business but for residential users as well. While there have been some advances on this front—the growth of fiber in both corporate and municipal uses, the potential of 5G and so on—it's clear that businesses in particular will be needing more and faster bandwidth to support a mobile workforce and use many increasingly common business tools. That means a service like Tolt's—backed up by TELoIP—should be a welcome addition to the lineup.

Until widespread fiber connectivity, or the commercial availability of 5G, comes around, we may not have a ready solution for lack of bandwidth. Tolt Solutions and TELoIP may have something on hand to bridge the gap for the next few years to come. 




Edited by Maurice Nagle