Evolving Networks, the UK’s only SD-WAN vendor has partnered with Vonage, the leading provider of hosted VoIP solutions, to present a complete connectivity and telephony offering to the UK business market.
Having conducted extensive research over the last five years Evolving Networks are satisfied that the Vonage offering represents the best value and technical solution in the unified comms arena.
Nick Johnson, CEO of Evolving Networks, says, “We don’t want to be all things to all men, we just concentrate on delivering exceptional internet connectivity and SD-WAN solutions. However, we are regularly asked about VoIP solutions, and who we might recommend to our customers. We’ve researched multiple vendors over the last few years and the Vonage offering stands head and shoulders above the others we looked at.”
The partnership sees the two businesses working together to serve mutual customers, with each playing to their strengths. Evolving Networks have created a bespoke QoS profile which ensures Vonage traffic gets prioritised through their multi-VNO network, meaning all Evolving Networks connectivity customers benefit from having crystal clear, interruption-free Vonage calls.
It was the ability to work closely with the software vendors that appealed to Evolving Networks. Commenting on the relationship, CTO Nic Elliott said, “One of our key differentiators is the fact that we write our own software, so are in complete control. We are not a reseller of anyone else’s SD-WAN solution, and Vonage work in the same way”.
By forging a close relationship over the last couple of years Evolving Networks and Vonage bring their engineering teams together if any customers require any specific development.
Elliott continued “We have a number of mutual customers in place, so we have already ensured our two products integrate seamlessly, but our software developers having direct access to the Vonage development team means that any bespoke dev work needed can be quickly and efficiently designed and delivered, dev team to dev team, with no third parties muddying the water”.
Evolving Networks customers will be contacted by their Account Manager in the coming weeks to discuss the partnership with Vonage, and how their business might benefit from the close integration of leading VoIP technology with their internet connection.
With the ISDN switch off looming, businesses need a plan for how they are going to migrate to new digital services. Those who have already taken the step to implement a Software-Defined Networking solution such as provided by Evolving Networks are in a great place to be able to take on the move to cloud-based services like VoIP.