Specialty Retailer Chooses MetTel to Deploy One of the World’s Largest SD-WAN Networks for Digital Transformation

Aug 23, 2018

New York, NY, August 23, 2018 – MetTel today announced an agreement to transform the communications and information technology network of a global specialty retailer with end-to-end, digital communications solutions, including one of the world’s largest commercial SD-WAN deployments connecting more than 3,000 store locations around the world.

This partnership marks the latest in a series of strategic investments by the customer to digitally transform all aspects of its business and operations – one that will foster a flexible, powerful IT network to underpin existing business lines and new brands and services.

3,600 Stores, 18 Brands, One SD-WAN Network

Global retailers, operating in geographically dispersed locations around the globe, are constantly confronted by a number of challenges: antiquated legacy systems, poor interoperability, managing multiple vendors and interrelating multiple disciplines, and broader operational inefficiencies, among others.

By deploying MetTel’s comprehensive communications solution, which includes SD-WAN, cloud firewall, network access with wireless backup, VOIP and more, the specialty retailer’s employees and customers will benefit from accessible, scalable, reliable resources – driving greater connectivity, quality of service and productivity. Further, MetTel eliminates the complexities of using multiple vendors for a multitude of IT and communications infrastructure needs. In particular, by partnering with one global provider – MetTel – the retailer eliminates confusion and can more efficiently allocate resources to bring the best possible experience to customers and employees.

The Business Benefits of a MetTel-VMware Collaboration

An early leader in this emerging technology, MetTel has teamed with VeloCloud, now part of VMware, on more than 200 enterprise SD-WAN customer engagements across retail, hospitality, healthcare and financial services among other industries. This project, however, is the largest of MetTel’s single network deployments.

“SD-WAN is the leading edge of the new virtualized, software-defined network that is sweeping the IT and communications landscape,” said Sanjay Uppal, vice president and general manager, VeloCloud Business Unit, VMware. “The cloud is the network, and policy driven control of cloud-based business applications via SD-WAN accelerates the enterprise march to digital transformation in a dynamic new business world.”

The retailer also stands to benefit from MetTel’s intelligent communications management platform, named Bruin. Delivered as a service, Bruin uses artificial intelligence and analytics to:

  • Provide a transparent dashboard view of all key network activities
  • Drive efficiencies relative to asset management, expense management and overall operations control
  • Track costs and users, either on demand or in a fully automated mode
  • Consume, track and account for a range of assets across a highly complex business network

“Transforming the legacy networks of such an extensive family of brands requires an orchestration of technologies and services,” said MetTel CEO Marshall Aronow. “MetTel has the solutions and expertise to integrate these diverse brands into one fluid network that can quickly accommodate business changes, raise service levels and enhance the customer experience.  This will have wide-ranging benefits for their customers, brands and employees.”

For more information on MetTel’s award winning SD-WAN and other advanced communication solutions, please contact Tim Hanley, VP Strategic Sales MetTel at thanley@mettel.net or 888.877.7505.

About MetTel
MetTel is a leading global provider of integrated digital communications solutions for enterprise customers. By converging all communications over a proprietary network, MetTel enables enterprise companies to easily deploy and manage technology-driven voice, data, wireless and cloud solutions worldwide. MetTel’s comprehensive portfolio of customer solutions boosts enterprise productivity, reduces costs and simplifies operations. Combining customized and managed communication solutions with a powerful platform of cloud-based software, the company’s MetTel Portal® enables customers to manage their inventory, usage, spend and repairs from one simple, user friendly interface. For more information visit www.mettel.net, follow us on Twitter (@OneMetTel) and on LinkedIn, or call us directly at 877.963.8663. MetTel. Connect Smarter.™

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