Top 10 SDN Consulting/Service Companies - 2020

A discussion of technology always has inherent value, particularly from an educational perspective. But from a practical standpoint, the reason technology exists is to deliver functional benefits. In Software Defined Networking (SDN), that value primarily derives from what the applications can do. Therefore no discussion of SDN is complete without considering the specific benefits of applications. One common application will be path computation or end-to-end provisioning. Over the years, many methods have sought to provide a Path Computation Element (PCE). One attempt was to embed the PCE into the Network Element (NE). In fact, this idea is the opposite concept from SDN because it mingles the control and data layers. From a practical standpoint, merging these two layers has several limitations. One is that, because the hardware on the NEs is limited, the scale of the domain this hardware manages is also limited. SDN overcomes this issue by the very nature of the hardware it runs on, specifically a server.

Furthermore, SDN can create a programmable network by taking both next-generation systems and existing infrastructure and making them substantially more dynamic. It does this by bringing disparate systems and technologies together under a common management system to utilize them to their full potential. By using abstraction, SDN can simplify the software needed to deliver services, improving the use of the network and shortening delivery times, leading to increased revenue.

Through this edition of CIOReview, our editorial team wishes to highlight the top players within the SDN sector, aiming to showcase eventful avenues in the arena through a peer to peer knowledge delivery approach.

CIOReview proudly presents its list of “10 Most Promising SDN Consulting/Services Companies – 2020.”

Top SDN Consulting/Service Companies

Oncept Consulting Group offers strategic consulting services to help companies benchmark, source, and manage their portfolio of telecom services. Oncept helps them achieve their goals by offering a combination of methods—regionalizing the network, refining their cloud strategy, and deploying the SDN technology that will enable them to use bandwidth more efficiently, ensuring high levels of performance for critical applications. The company is well versed with the coverage, performance abilities, and pricing models of network operators worldwide, which helps them offer a comprehensive view of cost-efficient options for their clients when planning a network expansion or transformation. From the start of an engagement, Oncept’s consulting services are based on Oncept’s benchmarking methodology and help with network planning and costing, through sourcing and contract negotiations

Comarch

Comarch

Comarch is a global provider of IT business solutions that aim to optimize operational and business processes. Since its inception in 1993, the company has developed at a rapid pace. Today, Comarch is the leading global IT company and employs over 6500 experienced IT engineers, business consultants, marketing specialists and more

Configure

Configure

Configure is a leading IT Solution Provider and Professional Services company. The company's mission is to help enterprises more fully connect its people to each other and its data for better customer experiences and business outcomes. They do this by specializing in Enterprise Networking Solutions, Unified Communications, Cloud, and Mobility

DQE Communications

DQE Communications

A Pittsburgh-based partner for your business, DQE offers a level of network service and support that's unequaled by any other area provider. DQE provides Metro Ethernet, Internet, DDoS, Wavelength, Cloud Solution, Dark Fiber and Colocation services. DQE presently owns and operates its fiber network throughout Southwestern PA, Eastern OH and Northern WV

Fidelus Technologies

Fidelus Technologies

Fidelus Technologies provides world class technology solutions with a rigorous approach to customer satisfaction through an unwavering commitment to teammate and team development. The company was founded in 2002, based upon personal values of honesty, integrity, and a commitment to service. For over 15 years the company's goal is not only to satisfy their clients, but to go the extra mile

GroupA

GroupA

GroupA is an enterprise cloud consulting firm offering a wide range of technology consulting and systems integration. The company was established shortly after the financial crisis of 2008, connecting a network of skilled consultants impacted by the rollbacks across the country. This network brought together 20 years of combined experience in digital transformation and relationships across the technology, health, and financial sectors to propel the business forward. GroupA has taken these two elements from its very founding and embedded it into the very core: relationships are the foundation of true, adaptable digital transformation

Itrinegy

Itrinegy

iTrinegy is a world leader in Networked Application Risk Management and is trusted by governments, military organizations and enterprises across the globe. Their unrivalled pedigree in safeguarding networked application performance ensures business-critical services are successfully delivered over all types of networks. iTrinegy develops Software Defined Test Networks (Network Emulation), which is a process that helps eliminate the risk of poor networked application performance, and is applicable to almost every industry, including defense, healthcare, financial services, interactive media (games), eCommerce, retail, technology, utilities; or any organization that uses applications over distributed networks and therefore needs to mitigate the risk of poor application performance due to these networks

PacketFabric

PacketFabric

PacketFabric redefines how companies build and use network services. The PacketFabric network-as-a-service platform provides instant connectivity between colocation facilities, to major cloud providers, and Internet Exchanges . PacketFabric is simple, cost-effective, and scalable network connectivity and all of our services are provided via our portal and API

Trextel

Trextel

Trextel designs, deploys and manages multi-location enterprise networks for many of North America’s largest companies, enabling them to roll out new technology quickly to drive growth and capture market share. Trextel has built its reputation as a solution provider that delivers on promises, giving customers peace of mind and more time to focus on serving their own customers

Xcelocloud

Xcelocloud

Xcelocloud has been designed from the ground up for Enterprise Companies to guide them toward their Next Generation Network, Security Options and Cloud Solutions. The company helps its customers to filter through the noise in the market to design an environment that makes the most sense for their business – giving them the best disruptive solution (SD-WAN, Security, UCaaS, etc.) and the freedom to choose their terms