GCI launches CloudFlex® SD-WAN as a managed service to empower businesses to focus on what they do best | GCI

February 12, 2018

A highly-flexible, managed SD-WAN service moves network control to the cloud, eliminating costs associated with hardware-based networking and in-house management of wide area networks.

SEATTLE – Feb. 12, 2018 – GCI, a communications and digital services provider (DSP) in the Pacific Northwest, announced the launch of CloudFlex® SD-WAN, an easily configurable, cloud-based networking solution that empowers businesses across the U.S. to spend less time managing complex networking technology and more time focusing on their core business.

CloudFlex® Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) capabilities move management of business networks to the cloud, eliminating many of the costs associated with hardware-based networking and enabling significantly greater network flexibility. Through CloudFlex® SD-WAN, businesses can remove geographic boundaries while improving network scalability, performance and control.

CloudFlex® leverages GCI’s decades of networking experience and robust cloud-based infrastructure to equip businesses with personalized solutions that directly solve their specific connectivity challenges.

“With CloudFlex, organizations can leverage world-class, cloud-based managed service solutions that will make their businesses more nimble and efficient,” said Martin Cary, senior vice president, GCI Business. “As organizations in nearly every sector shift to cloud-based networking and digital services, GCI is committed to delivering technologies that create new capabilities, fine-tune operations and shrink IT overhead, all while providing expertise and around-the-clock customer service that is second-to-none.”

Additional capabilities to be integrated as part of the CloudFlex® suite include: managed Wi-Fi; data recovery and backup; advanced security features; network performance monitoring; managed voice and video conferencing; and scalable cloud solutions.

CloudFlex® SD-WAN frees businesses from cumbersome server racks and replaces that infrastructure with minimal equipment. CloudFlex® equips businesses with the GCI Hub, a digital dashboard that allows businesses to monitor many GCI services and network performance, to receive support and to maximize operational efficiencies. With CloudFlex®, businesses can expand and contract services almost instantly.

GCI managed technologies are leveraged across the globe and ensure businesses get all the performance and none of the pressure, with fully-supported services at a predictable cost.

For more information about CloudFlex® SD-WAN, please visit www.gci.com/cloudflex.

About GCI

GCI is a technology and innovation company that connects its business and consumer customers to the rest of the world. GCI has been a pioneer and trailblazer in its field for 39 years, providing managed technology and communications services that enable telemedicine, online education capabilities, and commercial business from urban centers to some of the most remote communities in North America. Headquartered in Alaska, with 2,300 employees, GCI has offices across the country. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com/business.

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