CenturyLink is partnering with Cisco Meraki on a managed offering that allows customers to deploy and monitor Wi-Fi networks, security, wireless, phone, video surveillance and SD-WAN services through a single administrative dashboard.
Using products from Cisco Meraki, the offering allows single-or multi-site customers to use CenturyLink to provide all components, including devices, licenses, connectivity, management and support.
CenturyLink Managed Enterprise with Cisco Meraki is available to CenturyLink Alliance program partners. The company has plans to make this available to international customers later this year.
“CenturyLink Managed Enterprise with Cisco Meraki leverages our deep expertise in networking, communications and managed services to deliver Cisco Meraki solutions spanning wireless, analytics, video, network switching, SD-WAN and video surveillance,” said Troy Trenchard, CenturyLink’s vice president of product management. “This new solution enables customers to minimize the number of devices on-site and easily access information through a single, cloud-based interface.”
The new offering is fully designed, configured, monitored and maintained by CenturyLink with fixed, monthly per-device pricing. Customers can pick and choose from available components at initial order time, or when needed.
“CenturyLink is an important supplier of ours, and adding a product to help simplify management of the network, as is the case with CenturyLink Managed Enterprise with Cisco Meraki, is a good thing for our partners,” said Jonathan Hartman, PlanetOne Communications’ vice president of sales. “We especially see the rich feature-set as being of great benefit to our partners, as it will enable them to sell a solution that can address a wide range customer requirements.”