MTN Business launches network optimisation tool
COMPUTING| June 18, 2012, 12:41 p.m.
By Semaj Itosno, Nairobi, Kenya
MTN Business Kenya has unveiled a new service, dubbed Secure and Optimise, to enable enterprises identify and review installed applications and recommend how to improve IT network performance.
The Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) systems direct data from one network node to the next based on short path labels instead of long network addresses, thereby avoiding complex routing.
Speaking during the launch, MTN Business Kenya managing director Tom Omariba said the Secure and Optimise solution is part of MTN Business’ ‘everything as a service’ or (XaaS) through which it provides businesses with the latest in technological services, through the cloud.
This means that enterprises do not need to continuously purchase and invest in the latest technology solutions for their business structures. Rather - through using the XaaS platform – companies can choose services, with the required levels of capacity that are needed, in relation to their specific business needs.
The launch of the service comes at a time when organisations - having global operations with offices in disparate locations – are increasingly being connected through Wide Area Networks (WAN) as this significantly reduces capital expenditure while effectively distributing IT resources.
The Secure and Optimise solution allows for application acceleration across multiple locations, thereby enabling any organisation with application performance issues to benefit from a solution that optimises link speed and capacity while also managing traffic dynamically across pathways.
“This optimisation service that can address a range of requirements from a single point of service deployment – from two private locations up to a fully global operation. By adding optimisation appliances available from MTN WAN Optimisation Services to more than one link on the WAN, it is possible to empower the network to make dynamic decisions about the fastest path for traffic – based on latency, bandwidth, and congestion,” said Omariba.
He said the solution enables the client to streamline their communications, a critical requirement now, when technology is ever-evolving, forcing organisations to continually deploy and manage new technologies and applications at a time when they are constrained by rising operational costs and scarce resources.
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