SGS Extends Agreement with Managed SD-WAN from Global Cloud Xchange

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a provider of global managed next-generation networks, has renewed a multi-year agreement with SGS for its CLOUD X WAN managed network and CLOUD X Fusion direct Cloud connectivity services, the company said.

The continued partnership with GCX, which began in 2004, will see the SGS global network transform from a traditional router-based network to a Software-Defined WAN over the next three years.

With more than 1,000 remote sites in 140 countries on every continent and critical applications in Cloud platforms all around the world, the SGS network is both complex and vast. And as SGS continues to transform through its “Cloud-First” strategy, there is an increased emphasis on the criticality of the network and the performance of the applications which rely on it.

With coverage in 100+ countries, application control, and performance management across the SGS network are critical. The new GCX-managed SD-WAN will use SD-WAN hubs positioned at strategic points within the GCX core network to enable users at more than 1,000 remote sites to seamlessly access global applications while maintaining the regional segmentation and control. Further services included in the solution comprise managed Hybrid underlay, Cloud-based security gateways, GCX´s CLOUD X Fusion direct Cloud connectivity, and GCX professional services for project management and migration.

GCX will transform the SGS network to the new platform over a multi-year period through an expert project team with many years of experience in delivering complex hybrid networks, coupled with profound knowledge of the SGS network and technical environment. Specialist GCX teams will provide support during rollout and delivery phases, while GCX´s network assurance team will provide ongoing network management of all aspects of the SD-WAN (fault management, appliance, and software maintenance, SLA management).

Global Cloud Xchange offers network services that power digital transformation for enterprises, new media providers, and telecoms carriers.

SGS is the world´s inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.