Etex selects GTT SD-WAN service to connect sites

Etex, a building materials specialist with locations in 42 countries, has selected GTT Communications’ managed SD-WAN service to connect 80 of its sites across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
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The GTT SD-WAN solution integrates GTT’s global Tier 1 internet backbone with private and direct cloud connectivity to enhance the performance of business-critical applications. GTT is also delivering SIP trunking services to Etex.

The SD-WAN service from GTT enables Etex to connect all its locations with secure network. It also increases the available bandwidth for many of its locations by combining the primary and backup office connections into one setup. This allows both connections to share the daily traffic load, while providing a redundant fail-over option if one connection has a fault.

GTT SD-WAN also ensures that application traffic flowing across the Etex network always takes the most direct network path available and applies WAN optimization for the Etex business applications residing in the Microsoft Azure cloud, Bert Janssens, head of technology at Etex.