Billion-Dollar Construction Firm Cements Deal with CloudGenix

April 13, 2018

By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC

CloudGenix has reeled in a big one. The company this week announced Shawmut Design and Construction will be using its AppFabric SD-WAN solution.

Shawmut Design and Construction is a $1.2 billion national construction management firm. It has offices in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Providence.

The customer is leveraging CloudGenix AppFabric SD-WAN to save money, simplify operations, and access cloud services.

Shawmut Design and Construction expects to lower its costs with SD-WAN. That’s becase the new solution enables it to replace expensive MPLS connectivity with lower cost broadband internet access.

The CloudGenix SD-WAN network overlay also will enable Shawmut to manage and view all its applications and the connections that support them. That simplifies the management, monitoring, and troubleshooting of networks and applications, according to CloudGenix.

AppFabric also allows businesses to interconnect remote sites with applications in the cloud, in data centers, and/or offered on a software-as-a-service basis. Skype (News - Alert) for Business is among the key applications Shawmut will be supporting with its new SD-WAN deployment.

“CloudGenix will allow us to reduce overall WAN costs and migrate to direct internet from MPLS,” said Dave Benson, chief information officer at Shawmut, which in announced its new SD-WAN strategy and partner also noted CloudGenix’s “outstanding customer support”.

SD-WAN is likely to continue to dominate tech headlines in 2018 as well, as Rich Tehrani notes in a recent blog.

“SD-WAN will shake up the networking market and become the bedrock of digital transformation in corporations everywhere,” says Tehrani of TMC (News - Alert).

Futuriom projects big growth for SD-WAN in the coming years. It also predicts “a huge shakeout” of the SD-WAN market players by 2019. During that time, it says, at least two companies will go public and attain leadership status while many of the others are acquired or otherwise fade away.

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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