Global Digital Management Solutions (GDMS), a Singapore-based company specializing in sovereign cloud solutions, has announced the launch of its new self-service public cloud platform. The platform will provide customers with virtual private servers across three locations – Laos, Myanmar, and Congo – with more locations to be added by the end of the year.
What is a Virtual Private Server?
A virtual private server (VPS) is a type of hosting service that allows users to have their own dedicated server resources on a shared physical server. Unlike shared hosting, VPS hosting provides more control, flexibility, and privacy for users. With GDMS’s new platform, customers can easily purchase and set up their VPS within minutes, without the need for any technical expertise.
Benefits of Hosting Locally
GDMS understands the importance of keeping data local, especially for sensitive industries such as government and finance. By offering cloud computing services in local regions, businesses can benefit from faster data transfer speeds, improved data security, and compliance with local data privacy laws.
Cost-Effective and Secure
GDMS’s self-service public cloud platform is not only cost-effective, but also secure. Customers can choose to pay for their VPS using Paypal or cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum…), providing a secure and convenient payment option. Additionally, GDMS’s team is dedicated to delivering high-quality services that meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring that all data is protected and secure.
Virtual Private Server with Dedicated IP
Windows Server and Linux Server available
Multi availability zones
VMware and KVM Virtualization Platform
Guaranteed Server Resource
Root Access with SSH for Linux Server, RDP for Windows Server
Web Management portal
Low latency to all domestic networks
Free Cloudflare DDoS Protection
How to order?
Customers can simply visit our VPS webpage, pick one of the VPS plans and click order now. The VPS specifications are given as an example only. Our self service portal allows customers to order tailor-made VPS plans to fit perfectly the business needs.
GDMS’s new self-service public cloud platform is a game-changer for businesses looking to achieve their digital transformation goals. By providing fast and secure cloud infrastructure in local regions, GDMS is helping businesses in various sectors to transition to the cloud with ease. With the addition of more locations by the end of the year, GDMS’s platform will provide even more businesses with the opportunity to take advantage of its cost-effective and secure services.
Contact GDMS today to learn more about how their cloud solutions can help your business achieve its digital transformation goals.
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Our VPS hosting solutions allow businesses of all sizes to quickly deploy virtual instances on a public cloud, with the ability to easily scale horizontally, run concurrently, and spin up more instances if necessary.
Here are some top advantages of our offering:
Reliability and Scalability
Our goal is to ensure that our cost-efficient cloud hosting solutions assure your customers can access your services (and their data) at any time, from any location, on any compatible device. With our industry-grade hardware, superfast and cost-effective compute, storage, and network, we guarantee 99.99% uptime and low latency connectivity to any network in the country.
24/7 Support Services
We understand the importance of rapid response and proactive management to your hosting solution. That’s why GDMS provides 24/7 support, with a team of experts ready to help you with any issues or questions you may have.
VPS Hosting: A Great Option for Your Business
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are an excellent option for businesses looking for hosting solutions. Here are a few reasons why:
Cost-effective: VPS hosting is a cost-effective option compared to dedicated hosting. You only pay for the resources you need, and you can easily upgrade or downgrade as your business needs change.
Scalability: With virtual server, you have the ability to quickly and easily scale up or down depending on your business needs with minimum downtime.
Customizability: With root access and SSH, you have complete control over your cloud servers, allowing you to customize your hosting environment to your specific needs.
Multi-tenancy: VPS hosting makes multi-tenancy simple, allowing you to easily administrate your workload.
GDMS VPS Features
Our VPS hosting solutions come packed with features to help you get the most out of your hosting environment. Here are just a few:
Top Tier Datacenter
Linux Server and Windows Server
Virtual Private Server with Dedicated IP
VMware and KVM Virtualization Platform
Guaranteed Server Resource
High Availability Mode (redundant servers)
Root Access with SSH (or RDP for Windows Server)
Web Management portal
Low latency to all domestic networks
Superfast provisioning in minutes
Free Cloudflare DDoS Protection
VPS Plans and Pricing
We offer four VPS plans to fit your business needs. Here’s a breakdown of what each plan offers:
Whether you’re a small business just starting out or a large enterprise looking for a reliable and scalable hosting solution, GDMS has got you covered. Our VPS hosting solutions in Laos and Myanmar are the perfect choice for businesses
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GDMS has been selected by the Ministry of Home Affairs of Laos (MOHA) under a World Bank tender to host the national e-CRVS platform.
The e-CRVS is a comprehensive national civil registration platform equipped to accurately record and evaluate key life events.
Civil registration is the footing of legal identity and rights-based service delivery. A Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system records the details of all major life events, such as births, deaths, marriages, and divorces.
By providing relevant records and data about these life events, e-CRVS will support the effective delivery of essential services and help assess the goals of the government’s social and economic development plan.
“This is a national priority project for Lao PDR and covers important civil registration events such as birth, death, marriages, divorce, migration, and medical certifications for the 7.2 million people living across the country’s 17 provinces, plus our capital, Vientiane.”
“The HERA eCRVS system will help propel Lao PDR into the digital age, benefitting every citizen in the country.”
Madam Kommaly Vilaphanh, Director of the Ministry of Home Affairs Lao PDR
The platform is developed by WCC Group, a leading provider of advanced solutions for government identification/security agencies.
GDMS will leverage two data centers of the Government of Laos to deploy the e-CRVS platform. GDMS’ role is to provide redundant cloud infrastructure as well as value-added services such as container orchestration (Kubernetes), object storage, backup, and disaster management solutions.
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You want to host a website for your business and looking for different options. However, when you are all set for hosting, there are certain things to consider. What type of plan will be good for your business and the one that aligns with all your hosting needs.
While considering different hosting plans, you might have come across VPS hosting but didn’t know if it will be the right fit for your business or not. Worry not. In this article, we’ll discuss VPS hosting, its advantages, and all the ways it can benefit your business.
What is a VPS?
Before diving more into its advantages, let’s have a look at what VPS hosting is?
VPS is a Virtual Private Server that uses virtualization technology to provide hosting solutions. It is the best solution for people who have outgrown their shared hosting. VPS combines the features of both shared hosting and dedicated hosting.
In VPS hosting, you will still have multiple neighbors, but it allows you to have a separate dedicated server for your website with a reserved amount of resources and memory. In short, VPS divides a single physical server into multiple virtual private servers.
Advantages of VPS as compared to the physical server
Easy to scale services
Cheaper as compared to dedicated hosting
Guaranteed access to resources
Affordable web solutions are available
Other sites’ traffic cannot affect it
6 benefits of VPS hosting for your business
1. More Flexibility & easier Scalability
As your website grows, you will need to scale up your resources. Unlike shared hosting, VPS hosting allows you to easily scale up your resources when needed. Plus, it is easier to scale up and scale down your resources with the click of a button.
So, you can scale up when site traffic increases during a promotion or a sale, and you can scale down when it is over. Additionally, VPS hosting provides guaranteed server resources, resulting in zero to minimal fluctuations in the available resources.
2. Lowered cost as compared to the dedicated server
VPS hosting is cheaper than dedicated server hosting but provides more features than shared hosting. Also, dedicated hosting is one of the most expensive hosting solutions in the market. And if you want features of dedicated hosting in a cost-efficient way, then VPS hosting is the right choice for you. It provides greater control over the resources of the server at an affordable price.
3. Better privacy & security
VPS hosting provides you with a higher level of security when compared with shared hosting. It gives multiple dedicated servers on top of a physical server. This means each user has a complete isolated space from other users, thus making the system more secure.
Furthermore, Virtual Private Server hosting allows you to install custom security software, firewalls, and many other security features. It ensures to make your enterprise independent of other users. This provides better privacy and security to your server.
4. Greater storage & bandwidth
VPS hosting provides you access to higher levels of storage and bandwidth. Which in turn, results in better performance and more reliability. It allows you to have a greater disk space and more IOPS when compared to the shared hosting.
The resources increase as per the needs of your website. Higher bandwidth can even support websites with very high traffic. More space and higher bandwidth mean more control over the resources.
5. Faster & Reliable hosting
As your website grows, you will receive a massive amount of traffic on your website. You will need a hosting plan that has a greater loading speed no matter how much traffic your site receives. With this in mind, Virtual Private Server hosting can be the right choice for you.
As VPS hosting provides dedicated resources to each server, this can lead to the reliable and speedy loading time of your website. VPS hosting beats shared hosting in reliability, security, and overall performance. Moreover, it is not affected by other sites’ traffic.
6. OS & Software Freedom
Many shared servers are not compatible with different OS & software. They will not allow certain software to run, such as streaming software, gaming servers, etc.
However, this is not the case with Virtual Private Servers. With VPS hosting, you can run any software you want. It allows you to choose from the best OS options. Plus, with VPS hosting, you can have full control of your server with root access.
Get a field-proven VPS from GDMS today!
You have gone through the benefits of the virtual private server. So now, if you want to host your website using VPS services — try an industry-leading VPS from GDMS today.
GDMS (Global Digital Management Solutions) provides VPS hosting services, consulting, and digital solutions for various sectors, including government and the finance industry. Moreover, GDMS is one of the leading cloud service providers and VMware Cloud Service Provider partner. Its services are available in Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam. Reach out to our team today and find the best VPS hosting solutions for your business.
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SIP trunk and DID are not competing with each other. Both are parts of a completed phone system and work together.
But it’s important to know how they integrate, as you’ll need to obtain and configure both of them to set up an operational IP phone system.
GDMS is offering VoIP services to enterprises in Myanmar and Laos. If you are interested to connect your enterprise PBX to the public network, we have a solution for you. If you do not have a PBX or it is near the end of support, we can easily replace your physical PBX with a cloud-based PBX that will achieve the same purpose and enrich your communication with video calls, IVR, and conferences.
What is DID?
A DID (Direct Inward Dialing) number is a virtual phone number that can connect to one or multiple phones without the need to dial an extension or operator assistance. DIDs enable your staff to have a direct long number that is directly connected to their phone.
If you run an office with hundreds of phones, you could possibly assign a DID number to each phone, rather than having a single phone number and requiring external callers to dial an extension to reach a specific phone in the office. It creates a seamless experience.
How does DID – Direct Inward Dialing really Work?
A DID number connects over the internet, using a SIP trunk. The call path using a DID looks like this:
If you only have one phone, you do not need to have a PBX in place and calls would go straight from the internet right to your IP phone.
SIP Trunk: A SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) trunk is the pipe that attaches your phone to the internet. A SIP trunk is a solid alternative to traditional PRI (Primary Rate Interface) phone line trunks. SIP trunking is much easier to setup, and scale better than a PRI trunk, because you do not have any protocol limit except the internet bandwidth provided by your ISP.
VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol): VoIP is a protocol for transmitting phone calls over the internet. If you use a SIP trunk connection, you are using VoIP protocol. VoIP phone numbers are virtual phone numbers. But VoIP phone numbers look the same as traditional phone numbers. You can create your own dialplan with short number for communicating inside your enterprise network. Or you can map VoIP number to DID to connect calls from and to the traditional public network
VoIP Device: A VoIP device is simply a soft or hard phone or any other device that is capable of making calls using VoIP protocol. Smartphones, computers, and VoIP phones are all VoIP capable devices.
PBX (Private Branch Exchange): A PBX system is a local phone system that connects multiple phones to your SIP trunk. A medium or large office uses a PBX system to connect all of these phones to the SIP trunk and route calls to the right phone based on the phone extension.
PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network): The PSTN is the traditional phone network that has existed for decades. It is composed of fixed and mobile operators that are interconnected with each other. Each operator has its own number allocation which is how the calls are routed between telecom operators.
VoIP Gateway: A VoIP gateway connects VoIP phone numbers and devices to the PSTN and vice versa. A VoIP gateway translate digital signals, so that they can be transmitted over the PSTN. Conversely, a VoIP gateway will translate data for transmission over the internet. In short, a VoIP gateway is the bridge between the internet and the PSTN.
Popular Use Cases
The principal advantage of using DID numbers over traditional phone numbers is that it’s much faster and more cost-effective to add phone numbers. Expanding traditional phone infrastructure requires running new physical wires. On the other hand, you can scale up many DID numbers on a single internet connection, as long as you have the bandwidth to support the concurrent calls from and to all your phone numbers.
Here are a few popular uses cases for DID numbers, to add clarity:
PBX Systems: PBX systems caters to multiple phones and require their own dialplan. Without DID numbers, outside callers need to call a central business phone number, then dial the internal extension to route the call to the person they want to reach. Using DIDs allows you to assign a unique phone number to each phone. That way callers can simply dial a phone number to reach an employee in the office.
Communication Apps: Messenger, communication apps, and VoIP softphones can use DID numbers to produce a more natural calling experience. That way, users can use an app to make a standard phone call.
SIP Trunk vs DID Providers
GDMS is a SIP trunking and DID provider covering Myanmar and Laos. Customers can leverage our in-country VoIP gateway to connect their enterprise PBX to the PSTN network. If the customer does not own a PBX, GDMS offers cloud-based IPBX solutions that are both cost-effective and extremely scalable.
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Why does the Cloud Hosting provider choice matter?
Migrating business operations, emails, or document storage to the cloud will significantly reduce the cost of running a business, streamline operations, and eliminate the need for in-house IT solutions.
The right cloud hosting provider should ease remote employee collaboration and access to critical business data. In summary, cloud hosting allows SME and Large Enterprises to focus on their core business, as the cloud hosting provider takes care of all the heavy lifting, and handles the IT infrastructure.
Today there are many companies offering cloud hosting services, choosing the right provider for your business is a lengthy and complex process. Like any other business, hosting providers have varying aptitudes, services, and expertise.
The best cloud hosting provider offers secure, reliable, and cost-effective services.
Here are the top attributes you should look into when choosing a cloud service provider.
Before shortlisting any cloud hosting provider, assess your security requirements, and ensure that the security level of your candidate hosting providers is at least equal if not higher to your security terms.
Besides, it is crucial to have a good understanding of the responsibilities of each party.
You must understand which security features are offered for free, which ones are paid-for features from the hosting provider.
You should also confirm with the cloud provider that it is compatible with third-party security solutions that you plan to implement in the mid-term as per your IT roadmap.
When looking for a cloud hosting provider, it is crucial to choose a company that meets your industry-specific compliance needs.
In Laos, GDMS cloud infrastructure is operated from government data center facilities that comply with international build standards.
In Myanmar, GDMS cloud infrastructure is hosted in a private data center facility Tier3 by design.
3. Technologies and Support
Every cloud stack is different. When choosing a cloud hosting provider, ensure that the cloud hosting company uses a cloud infrastructure that is designed for public cloud hosting, is fit for multi-tenancy, with 24/7 vendor support.
Before finally closing the deal with a specific cloud services provider, request to see the architecture design, ask to trial the environment.
GDMS is a VMware certified cloud service provider, the cloud infrastructure is deployed as per VMware Validated Design ensuring that the cloud stack is built as per industry standard of compliance, security, and reliability.
GDMS also offers migration support and assistance, to make the process easy on your part.
4. Reliability and Performance
Downtime can lead to significant monetary losses, especially for companies that rely on cloud services to transact. It is crucial to assess the cloud service provider’s reliability.
To assess the service reliability, ask the cloud provider for its SLA document.
GDMS offers 99.99% on its cloud infrastructure. We offer a comprehensive and transparent SLA agreement that is proof of our commitment to provide a reliable service to your business.
Downtimes are inevitable, what matters is how companies deal with the problem and have processes in place to solve it quickly. GDMS follows the ITIL framework for its support process and has a complete escalation chain in place to ensure smooth and rapid recovery in the event of an outage.
5. Self-Service User Interface
When choosing your cloud service provider, make sure that your environment has an out-of-band interface (management portal) for you to access your applications even in case of an issue.
GDMS leverages vCloud Director Self-Service Portal, a powerful management portal designed for service providers willing to offer self-service capabilities to their tenants. With the portal, users can spin up their virtual machines, scale up and down, create networks and security policies without any intervention from the service provider.
Thanks to a policy-driven approach, end users have isolated virtual resources, independent role-based authentication, and fine-grained control. This meets the current market demand in which users request resources without the involvement of the service provider.
The Infrastructure-as-a-service can be cut down into private and public cloud depending on how the infrastructure is shared or managed. GDMS can offer both private and public cloud infrastructure to their customers in Laos and Myanmar.
Public and private cloud offers different levels of privacy, security, and cost suggestions, and can either be managed or unmanaged. GDMS offers by default 24/7 support service. Customers can opt-in for managed services if required.
7. Experience In Migration, Integration, And Configuration
You need to dig a little deeper to find out exactly how much experience your potential cloud hosting service has. The more competent they are, the more likely there will be processes, measures, and contingencies in place.
If you want to make your project a success, run smoothly, and almost free from glitches, choose a provider with in-depth experience.
A solid cloud service provider shall be able to spot potential issues and give you recommendations based on best practices. A reliable cloud provider is passionate about technology and constantly releases new products and services to improve customer experience, service availability, and reliability.
Before settling on a specific cloud service provider, it is essential to have a solid understanding of the price structure. Many providers will offer low-cost and alluring offers, but the devil is in the details, or in the footnote in our case. Check what services they are offering, review all the price points, and anticipate your growth for the next few years. While it does not mean all affordable cloud services are questionable, they can become extremely expensive in the long run as your estate grows.
GDMS offers a clear and transparent pricing structure with no hidden fees. Our offering including pay as you grow, reserved price as well as burst price option. No matter your company size, we have a pricing model that will suit your budget.
9. Datacenter locations
If you plan to use the VPS as a front-end server for your online customers or end-users then the datacenter locations do matter a lot.
Even if there is only one location available, there must be one that is close to your visitors. The round trip time between your server can be anything between 10ms and 300ms, 10ms within the country for example, and 300ms between the US east coast and Australia. A typical website will require at least 3 sequential round trips before the first page can begin rendering. That may not be the biggest factor delaying the page display but the impact of round trip time should not be overlooked.
GDMS Cloud Infrastructure is deployed in facilities respectively in Vientiane, Laos, and Yangon, Myanmar. Our data center facilities have been selected for their dense peering with domestic networks to ensure your applications are accessible with low latency no matter from which network you try to connect from.
GDMS also offers CDN (Content Distribution Network) services to cache static files and accelerate the delivery of your web applications. A CDN will improve the user experience and reduce the load on your servers.
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Local cloud services provider Global Digital Management Solutions (GDMS) partners with Conversant Solutions, a Singapore-based digital media solutions provider to offer the first software-defined Enterprise Content Delivery Network (CDN) service in Myanmar and Laos.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many have shifted their day-to-day activities to online. To sustain the spike in Internet traffic, CDN services are now more critical than ever.
Thanks to CDN services, businesses that serve local and global markets or mobilize employees via the Internet will be able to provide their customers or users with an enhanced online experience in terms of the accessibility and responsiveness of their website or web-based applications.
Online gaming, video streaming, payment transactions as well as other digital content and media are delivered over the web with minimized lag and improved availability through CDN services.
Thanks to this partnership, the CDN solution is readily available for Myanmar and Laos enterprises through an easy subscription-based model that allows digital companies to use GDMS’s CDN services without the need to invest in hardware equipment, maintenance, and other related operational expenses.
According to Mathieu Ploton, GDMS Chief Technical Officer, “GDMS enterprise CDN services help organizations improve the security and performance of their digital assets. Slow website performance has a measurable effect on conversion rates which results in revenue loss. DDoS attacks can have disastrous consequences for an online business as well. Adopting CDN is a fundamental step for any digital business these days.”
On the other hand, Cheong Kong Wai, Executive Chairman, and CEO for Conversant Solutions said, “This strategic alliance allows GDMS to provide CDN services to its customers by leveraging on the reach and scale of our network, through our SwiftFederation Partners. We are excited to share GDMS’s commitment to helping its customers to grow and drive their brand forward in this increasingly connected world.”
In practical terms, CDN acts as an intermediary between the point of origin of data and an internet-connected device. Through a network of servers located around the world, companies can deliver digital content, such as websites or videos, faster, safer, and more reliably to end-users. This is especially beneficial to developing countries like Myanmar and Laos, where internet speed and resiliency remain an issue.
By subscribing to GDMS’s CDN offering, clients will also have access to numerous features like monitoring tools and analytics for customer insights and analysis, and be able to use it for geolocation. At the same time, the platform should be leveraged to cache and deliver the content through the nearest edge and help offload origin servers.
Thanks to Conversant CDN federation, GDMS can leverage a stable network through more than 90 POPs located worldwide, with a steady footprint in the Asian region. GDMS will provide local in-country customer support 24/7 to enterprises that desire to use its CDN services. Customers are also free to test the product and discover its resiliency before signing up.
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A software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN), is a network that is abstracted from its hardware, creating a virtualized network overlay.
Enterprise customers can remotely manage and quickly scale this overlay, which can extent over large number of sites and geographical distances. It is one of the application of software-defined networking (SDN).
An SD-WAN can connect hundreds of branch locations to one or multiple central hub offices or data centers. Because it is abstracted from hardware, it is more flexible and available than a standard WAN.
It relies on four key principles:
Elastic traffic management
Edge connectivity abstraction
SD-WAN is huge
According to P&S Intelligence, “the globalSD-WAN market is expected to witness an explosive CAGR of 38.6% during 2020–2030. At this rate, the revenue generated from the sale of such solutions would rise to $43.0 billion by 2030, from merely $1.4 billion in 2019.”
Why use SD-WAN?
The sales pitch for SD-WAN is that it simplifies the deployment of new branches as the installation is completely plug-and-play. Once the SDWAN edge device is connected to the network, the cloud-based orchestrator detects it and informs the network administrator who just has to push the preconfigured policy to the new edge. In a matter of minutes, the new branch is online and completely compliant security-wise with the rest of the network.
SD-WAN also aims to improve the overall network uptime by offering fast failover and dynamic traffic management capabilities.
As SDWAN motto is to be completely abstracted from the infrastructure layer, it does not relate anymore to the underneath technology, it considerably reduces the complexity. No matter how the branch is connected to the network, SDWAN implementation is always the same.
Plus, SDWAN offers fast failover by monitoring in real-time the availability and performance of each upstream. It also has the capability to shift network traffic if the upstream is degraded which was complex to achieve with traditional WAN.
In a nutshell, a good SD-WAN solution can be a real blessing for IT managers as it simplifies not only the implementation but operation and maintenance (O&M) activities as well. It also gives the technical team complete visibility on the enterprise network from a single dashboard. It is also extremely easy to audit as the configuration is centralized.
How is SD-WAN a good fit for Laos?
Now, that we have set the scene about SD-WAN, let’s discuss the particular case of SD-WAN in Laos and why we believe this is a great technology for the country at this moment in time.
As we have discussed extensively, SD-WAN provides significant benefits to enterprises:
1. SDWAN eases the implementation of Disaster-Recovery Plans
According to Wikipedia, “DisasterRecovery involves a set of policies, tools, and procedures to enable the recovery or continuation of vital technology infrastructure and systems following a natural or human-induced disaster”. Failing to design and implement DR puts businesses at risk of data loss which can lead to economical loss or worst bankruptcy.
Which the emergence of virtualization and cloud-based solutions, replicating workloads from site to site has never been simpler. But activating a simple replication feature is by no means enough to achieve a disaster recovery plan.
One of the most complex parts of a Disaster Recovery Plan is to design how remote users resume access to business applications through a disaster scenario. As SD-WAN is completely abstracted of the physical layer and centrally managed, it makes a great case for ensuring that all traffic is redirected to the disaster site.
SD-WAN can help to build and operate a point to multipoint network between the branches and a DR site in a few easy steps. The leading SDWAN solutions in the market are also compatible with the most popular private and public cloud providers (VMware, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Alibaba) which enable enterprise customers to quickly deploy a hybrid approach with a Disaster Recovery Site in the cloud.
2. SDWAN improves reliability and performance
SD-WAN is a perfect solution to implement site redundancy. The technology is entirely agnostic of the underneath infrastructure which means that the company looking to implement SD-WAN can leverage existing connectivity no matter the medium.
Furthermore, SDWAN runs seamlessly over Fiber, xDSL, Wifi, 3G, and 4G Mobile Data, even VSAT. It lies on OSI Layer 3 and works seamlessly over any Internet and MPLS connectivity.
By implementing SD-WAN on top of two diverse Internet connections, the enterprise can obtain high availability and improve user experience.
Furthermore, SD-WAN provides the capability to tag applications and protocols that are critical to the business (E.g. VoIP, Videoconference…) and ensure that in case of performance degradation or unavailability of one of the upstream link, these get priority over non-business-critical applications.
SDWAN also optimizes network performance. It monitors the characteristics and real-time performance of the upstreams and steers packets to achieve optimal performance.
3. SDWAN is cost-effective
One of the sale argument of SD-WAN is also the cost reduction on the underlying infrastructure as SD-WAN limit the enterprise investment in private lines as SD-WAN works perfectly over standard Internet services.
In Laos, this argument is quite relevant as MPLS connectivity is expensive, at least 10x more expensive than broadband internet access.
For those looking to cut down costs, a solution to explore could be to use home / SME broadband connectivity to protect an existing enterprise dedicated uplink with SD-WAN. The current price for a 10mbps home broadband in Laos is around 400,000 Kips ~$44 per month which makes an easy business case for a redundant solution.
Another cost reduction opportunity is on the Internet connectivity of the main site.
For security reasons, enterprise IT administrators usually implement one or two Internet gateways for an entire organization. These gateways are usually located at the company data center or headquarter.
This to ensure that Internet traffic goes through all the Internet security policies no matter where the user is located.
As more and more applications are hosted in the public cloud such as Office365, or Salesforce, Internet traffic keeps growing for the enterprise.
Enterprises that implement a centralized firewall/gateway to access the Internet are somehow billed twice for Internet bandwidth. First, at the branch level where the Internet is the underneath technology for the point to multipoint WAN network. Second, at the HQ level when the traffic goes out to the Internet.
As SDWAN can implement consistent security policies across the entire organization, it is absolutely possible to let the internet traffic of the branch exits directly at the branch level, therefore, reducing drastically the internet usage at the HQ level.
4. SDWAN centralized management could be outsourced to a Managed Service Provider such as GDMS
As SDWAN is centrally managed, it reduces the need for technical resources across your network. The complete network and security infrastructure can be managed from the SDWAN orchestrator sitting in the enterprise cloud or the public cloud.
With years of experience in the IT and Telecom field, GDMS can help enterprises in Laos implement SD-WAN in a managed service fashion, offloading the IT department from the day-to-day support and operation and allowing them to focus on new innovative projects and digital transformation.
5. SDWAN is your gateway to public cloud
SD-WAN can be deployed easily in the cloud. If you take a look at AWS marketplace for instance, you will find 45 SD-WAN products readily available for deployment. Among them, the top brands for SD-WAN:
VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud Virtual Edge
Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) for SD-WAN
Citrix SD-WAN Standard Edition
CloudGenix ION SD-WAN Virtual Appliance
Riverbed SteelConnect Gateway (SD-WAN)
Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect for AWS
Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall
More and more companies these days are adopting a hybrid cloud strategy. A hybrid cloud is a mixture of a private cloud (usually the enterprise data center) combined with the use of public cloud services like AWS or Azure. The objective is to combine services and solutions from a selection of cloud providers to create a unified and consistent computing environment.
SD-WAN fulfills this need for consistency by implementing a standard set of network and security policies across the board.
GDMS is a registered VMware partner in Laos and Myanmar. As an SD-WAN Managed Service Provider, GDMS is committed to supporting our clients with their digital transformation projects.
We specialize in telecom and IT network architecture, deployment, vendor selection, and management.
Our goal is to help enterprise customers implement SD-WAN solutions and services, ensuring a high level of security, improved performance for a lower cost.
If you are interested in implementing SD-WAN for your organization, we would love to hear from you: contact us.
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