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Mitani Taps VeloCloud to Augment Network

February 10, 2017

A lot of people are throwing the idea of cloud development around these days, and the impact it can have on network operations. The idea of bringing in a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is frequently high up on that list of new options for improving a network with cloud-based operations, and recently, Mitani Sangyo Co. took just such a step. It brought in VeloCloud to add its Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN system to Mitani's own operations, helping improve the network substantially.

Mitani is well known throughout Japan and beyond as a provider of various IT services, running the gamut from outsourcing to system integration services, as well as network security, packaged software and a variety of other tools. A company like this, therefore, needs the most robust of capability in its network, and turning to an SD-WAN system was a good way to get there. With Mitani looking to migrate its internal network operations from the previous state of multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) to a purely Internet play, the use of SD-WAN operations was a good way to go about it.

Previously, Mitani had used a legacy MPLS for several years as its primary communications and transmission technology, which had worked

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quite well for its day, but was proving less than adequate for new conditions on the ground. That's where VeloCloud's SD-WAN could step in and provide a new level of value; reconfiguring systems with an MPLS can take weeks, even months, to complete, but with an SD-WAN, that time drops substantially, and with it the accompanying costs.

Mitani's manager of the second sales section, information system division, Munekatsu Okeyoshi commented, “In our evaluations, we found the VeloCloud SD-WAN to deliver all the functionality required for Unified Communications, easily exceeding our benchmarks for voice and video call quality....Mitani will achieve significant savings by replacing legacy MPLS links with the VeloCloud SD-WAN over the Internet while improving quality and reliability at the same time.”

That provides ample reason why anyone would want to get involved with such a system. Mitani has selected a system that not only allows it to deliver better services for other users' network operations, but also to improve its own network operations over the levels these were previously seen. That's a win on a couple different fronts at once and all from just one upgrade; when it's possible to kill two problems with one upgrade, it's easy to see why such a path would have been taken.

Mitani's made a good move here, bringing in VeloCloud's SD-WAN systems for its network, and it's a move that will likely have positive outcomes going forward for some time to come. 

Edited by Alicia Young

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