Cloud-based solution delivers simplified network management through a single administrative dashboard
CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) have announced the availability of CenturyLink® Managed Enterprise with Cisco Meraki, an offering that enables customers to more efficiently deploy and monitor Wi-Fi networks, security, wireless, phone, video surveillance and SD-WAN services through a single administrative dashboard. Using products from Cisco Meraki, this managed solution enables single- or multi-site customers to utilize CenturyLink to provide all components, including devices, licenses, connectivity, management and support.
"CenturyLink Managed Enterprise with Cisco Meraki leverages our deep expertise in networking, communications and managed services to deliver Cisco Meraki solutions spanning wireless, analytics, video, network switching, SD-WAN and video surveillance," said Troy Trenchard, vice president, product management, CenturyLink. "This new solution enables customers to minimize the number of devices on-site and easily access information through a single, cloud-based interface."
The new solution is fully designed, configured, monitored and maintained by CenturyLink with fixed, monthly per-device pricing. Customers can pick and choose from available components at initial order time, or when needed. This managed Meraki solution also easily integrates with other CenturyLink offerings such as Managed Office, Fiber + and Location-Based Analytics, a fully managed customer engagement solution allowing businesses to gain insight into real-time data and create more personalized customer experiences through powerful analytics and marketing tools.
CenturyLink Managed Enterprise with Cisco Meraki is also available to CenturyLink Alliance program partners. The company has plans to make this available to international customers later this year.
According to industry analyst firm IDC, the business-class, cloud-managed Wi-Fi market is set to grow to $3.3 billion by 20201. With enterprise IT giving more attention to the needs of distributed and branch networks and the growing appetite for subscription-based IT, IDC expects significant growth for the worldwide, cloud-managed, enterprise wireless local area network infrastructure and managed services market.
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.
1. IDC, "Worldwide Cloud-Managed Enterprise WLAN Infrastructure and Cloud-Managed Services Forecast, 2016-2020," August 2016 | Doc #US41650215