Unitas Global has been recognized amongst a group of outstanding winners in the 2020 Pipeline Innovation Awards in the categories of Innovation in Networking Technology and Innovation in Managed Services. Our multi-service access solution, delivering managed connectivity service over our software-defined interconnected cloud fabric, was recognized for its ability to solve enterprise cloud connectivity challenges and redefine the way networks and associated services are delivered and consumed.
Today, the enterprise is using the cloud more than ever for a range of services across unique and often distributed platforms and locations, necessitating reliable and flexible connectivity across this expanding fabric. Whether transporting data, connecting subscribers, accessing workflows, or improving day-to-day collaboration, the enterprise now requires a wholly interconnected, software-defined solution that integrates and orchestrates cloud networks.
To meet these requirements, Unitas’ multi-service access service provides a reliable Layer 2 connection from the customer premise to the Unitas network, establishing the local access circuit used for transporting services. Unitas then provisions the desired services, optimally routing to the destinations customers want and transporting data in a way that best suits enterprise business requirements. Multi-service access offers flexible, configurable, on-demand network services, including:
- -Dedicated Internet Access: high-performance Internet access via the Unitas global peering footprint
- -SaaS On-Ramp™: high-speed direct access to over 4200 SaaS providers, bypassing traditional Internet with direct peering
- -Cloud On-Ramp™: dedicated Layer 2 connectivity to private infrastructure in all major public cloud IaaS providers
- -SD-WAN: fully managed WAN services that provide the ability to achieve advanced levels of visibility and control over application traffic that passes between client sites, data centers, and cloud-based applications
When an enterprise chooses multi-service access to deliver their connectivity from their offices to the data center to the cloud, it simplifies the end-to-end management of both the physical and the logical network layers. Unitas provides a fully managed cloud connectivity service, applying its knowledge, experience, and sophisticated tools that provide visibility and control horizontally to monitor and maintain the connectivity solution proactively.
Demarcation at the edge of the network provides assured, end-to-end SLAs and standards-based management to deliver carrier-grade services for even the most demanding applications. The placement of a NID or Edge device defines the boundaries of the Unitas services, enabling end-to-end service provisioning and assurance with carrier-grade performance.
The Unitas lifecycle platform simplifies the design, procurement, delivery, operation, and management of multi-service access services. Enterprise IT teams can manage all aspects of network infrastructure under agreement. Users select individual elements to compare usage in real-time, create visual representations of services to quickly view the current health and availability and visualize resource usage for capacity planning purposes. Unitas network management takes the burden off of the enterprise allowing enterprise engineering to focus on core business workloads and innovations.
“We’re honored to be recognized as a pioneer and a next-generation carrier that is delivering the connected hybrid cloud, and managed solutions that our customers need today,” comments Patrick Shutt, CEO of Unitas Global. “Unitas is guided by a core mission of simplifying and reinventing the consumption of IT. The evolution of our software-defined network fabric to offer the multi-service access capability ensures that Unitas is delivering the most advantageous suite of managed cloud and connectivity services. Having our work recognized in this way validates that Unitas is accomplishing our own objectives while ensuring our customers can reach their full potential with maximized agility and ease.”
Congratulations to the other winners and finalists!
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The annual Pipeline Innovation Awards are specifically designed to provide the most credible recognition of technical innovation in the industry. Each year, Pipeline receives hundreds of nominations, which are distilled to a select number of semi-finalists, who compete in more than 10 categories of technical innovation. Semi-finalists submit extensive information to validate their innovation, which is objectively scored across over 20 different technical aspects. This information is provided to an esteemed judging panel consisting of key executives from service providers, analysts, and financial organizations that exclusively select the most innovative competitor in each category.