Rudain Arafeh - Founder, President & CEO
With the proliferation of cloud applications in an enterprise environment, the traffic flow across the wide-area networks (WAN) of organizations has increased manyfolds, leading to several network management challenges. Fortunately, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) addresses these challenges by enabling customers to customize traffic flows through a software plane rather than tweaking network hardware. Such a capability enables organizations to build and deploy WAN redundancy across network providers for increased reliability, availability, and cost-efficiency. However, being a comparatively new technology, the deployment of SD-WAN networking technology requires extensive in-house expertise for timely and cost-effective implementation. They need a partner with deep technical acumen and experience to realize a seamless SD-WAN deployment. To that end, a California-based IT services firm, Configure Inc. has risen to fame as a trusted provider and partner for organizations that want to expand their network approach and implement SD-WAN technology. Established more than 22 years ago, the company has extensive expertise and experience in delivering complex enterprise IT architecture design, deployment, and management with seasoned architects, engineers, and project managers. “We strive to deliver value and be a trusted advisor to our clients by providing best in class professional services in SD-WAN deployment,” states Rudain Arafeh, Founder, President, and CEO at Configure Inc.
The company undertakes a very streamlined approach to figure out the specific project management requirements for effective SD-WAN deployment and renders a customized service accordingly for its clients. These services consist of three phases, where the first phase involves the design and engineering discussion. The company, in this phase, puts together all the variables to gain a complete foresight about a project before it is deployed.
We strive to deliver value and be a trusted advisor to our clients by providing best in class professional services in SD-WAN implementation
In the second phase, the company explores every minute detail of the remote locations for the migration of IT resources. And finally, the last phase is the deployment of the project and the company executes it without affecting the existing network of the client. On the other hand, Configure also provides around-the-clock monitoring and surveillance of enterprise networks through its U.S. based premier network operations center (NOC), optiNOC.
“With nearly a thousand successful SD-WAN deployments, we not only bring expertise but also experience to our clients,” remarks Arafeh. Configure supports several industry verticals, including finance, energy, retail, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation in their ongoing as well as a complete SD-WAN deployment process. Arafeh shares a customer success story of a very large healthcare service provider that had limited in-house expertise on SD-WAN and wanted to conduct a proof of concept for SD-WAN technology to understand its feasibility for them. They got Configure onboard for the task. The company not only conducted a successful proof of concept for the client but went on to select an appropriate vendor, speed up the deployment process of the entire project, and oversee the technical design process, as per the client’s request. Configure was able to meet the stipulated timeframe of network deployment to all the client locations, averaging more than 70 sites a week, which also included dispatching onsite resources to each location. The company accomplished such a large scale network deployment in a minimal timeframe and ensured a zero impact on the uptime and performance of the existing network of the healthcare provider.
Last year, Configure was benchmarked by a very large telecom provider to deliver SD-WAN solutions to their small and mid-market customers. Since then, the company has experienced remarkable growth in its small and mid-sized clients. Also, as the adoption of SD-WAN is witnessing a sharp increase, there is an increased demand to integrate other network components with the technology. Accordingly, Configure is taking significant strides in offering integrated and managed solutions in other network components such as network security, voice, disaster recovery, and many others. The company also has major geographical expansion in progress for this year to offer its services across the globe.