Source: Source Comms Business July 2010
Using Griffin's own MPLS IPVPN they were able to
receive calls and access the corporate network as if they were in the
office. Thankfully the outbreak was contained; all staff recovered
within a week and customer service statistics were unaffected.
Resellers may want to put similar plans into action
for themselves, but there is also an opportunity here to sell cost
effective, scalable remote working services to their own customers.
Andrew Dickinson, Sales & Marketing Director at
Griffin commented: "Outbreaks of flu and ash clouds disrupting flight
schedules and are just some of the recent issues affecting UK
businesses. Resellers have an opportunity here to add value to their
customers and increase monthly revenue by replacing voice and data
networks with MPLS solutions, allowing employees to securely access data
from home and to work as if they were in the office taking calls.
Griffin's Agile MPLS solution for remote working has rocketed and with
our Partners we are closing around 50% of bids we work on."
With the economy as it has been and the advances in
technology IT Managers have been looking to reduce their costs by
looking at Cloud Computing and with more and more data being hosted in
the cloud, the higher the risk of data being lost or stolen. Griffin's
Virtual SANServe offering provides Resellers with a simple, secure
solution that can be mirrored in multiple data centres for a belt and
braces product. Unlike other hosted solutions in the marketplace
Resellers do not need to buy expensive servers and if a host server
fails data is migrated to another working host server within minutes.
Adrian Sunderland CTO, Griffin Internet commented:
"Griffin is unique in having an enterprise grade Cloud Computing
platform powered by VMWare and a carrier grade MPLS network. Partners
can setup Virtual Data Centres (VDCs) in which they can provision
virtual machines. Each VDC has a private VLAN linking all the virtual
machines together and firewall-protected access to the Internet,
enabling partners to offer public cloud services. For those partners
that also sell Griffin MPLS VPN services, then each MPLS customer can
also be linked into one or more VDCs - enabling the creation of private
clouds. All this from only £64 per virtual machine with same day setups
and only 1 month commitments - hosting for the channel will never be
the same again. The combination of enterprise grade virtualisation,
secure public cloud and MPLS private cloud represents a huge opportunity
for the channel."