AireSpring Global Managed SD-WAN Benefits for Hospitality
Hospitality services, such as lodging, event planning, restaurants and bars, convention facilities, and travel services, rely upon the Internet to support their applications and services, and accommodate their guests. In order to provide expedient travel arrangements and registration, hospitality services rely upon high-speed network access to service their guests.
Hospitality companies understand the advantages the Internet offers, enabling them to improve customer service. Users of these online services need fast and reliable access, whether it’s a restaurant or hotel reservation, a car rental, or an airline flight.
Employees accessing applications from corporate data centers, cloud and SaaS-delivered services need fast, reliable and secure connectivity. IT needs the WAN to be agile, for fast deployment and easy management, and to have end-to-end visibility to respond to dynamic network changes.
Today’s WANs need to be flexible, as they support discrete network architectures, including data and wireless network traffic. Network connections need to support the business objectives and mobile strategies of hospitality companies, while ensuring data is kept secure and confidential. The WAN also needs to perform optimally to maintain a user quality of experience.
WANs are an integral part of hospitality industry communications, as applications and services are dependent upon them. For decades MPLS circuits have been used to support these applications and services. Yet, many hospitality companies are now replacing or augmenting MPLS to lower costs, simplify deployments for new facilities, and increase bandwidth, while ensuring security, reliability and performance.
The cost, time and complexity of ripping out existing network infrastructure should not be necessary. An SD-WAN overlay can be cost-effective and deployed quickly, working in conjunction with legacy infrastructure.