Tata Communications and Cisco Systems have expanded their strategic global partnership, adding the Cisco Meraki product line to Tata Communications’ cloud-managed Wi-Fi and SD-WAN services.
The combination is expected to enable customized and enhanced end-user experiences such as guest Wi-Fi authentication services and location-based analytics across sectors including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and hospitality, amongst others. Solutions can be managed through a single pane of glass, offering greater mobility and centralized control.
“We believe the converging LAN and WAN protocols with better wireless and software-defined technologies is imperative for enterprises’ digital transformation journeys,” said Genius Wong, Chief Technology Officer at Tata Communications.
“As organizations accelerate their migration to a hybrid cloud world, they’re looking for solutions that maximize value, including more managed services,” said Jason W. Gallo, Vice President of Cisco Global Partner Sales. “Meraki’s award-winning cloud architecture and ease of management, combined with Tata Communications managed services capabilities and reach, will help create new services with more network visibility and remote troubleshooting for deployments of any size.”
The combined value proposition is expected to insure smoother lifecycle management and superior user experience to the enterprises’ stakeholders with greater security, efficiency, and agility.