October 04, 2021 2 min read

Managed Routers provide a lot of benefits as organizations become more complex. As demands on your network services increase, maintaining end-to-end service can be a challenge – and reliable connectivity becomes more and more critical. Equipment costs for routers and the expense of maintaining and managing that equipment can be burdensome, resulting in fewer resources for new technologies and tools that can help drive business-critical projects.

One way organizations can more efficiently allocate resources and attain end-to-end service for their networks is through Managed Router Services. Routers maintained on-premise can come with unpredictable equipment maintenance costs, ineffective backup solutions, and a drop in productivity when your technical talent is too busy managing equipment. Managed routers alleviate those issues.

Pass on IT Burdens, but Retain Optimal Connectivity

Managed router services provide the benefits of quality of service (QoS) or class of service (CoS) to prioritize crucial data. This improves your user experience and lowers your costs with expert service, covered configuration and maintenance. With the latest routing equipment and support at a predictable budget, managed routers provide unparalleled peace of mind.

With managed router services, a provider handles all of a business’s routing equipment needs. Your hardware will stay on-premise but with remote management, you don’t need to purchase or maintain it – and the provider is responsible for ensuring it stays updated and optimized. If the equipment fails, or new routing technology becomes available, an organization can upgrade without having to make a new equipment investment.

Managed Routers Are More Than Just Rented Equipment

The benefits of managed routers go beyond saving on equipment costs. With a managed service, organizations get expert routing management that is necessary for today’s highly collaborative environments and distributed workforces. Managed router services provide:

  • Provisioning
  • Configuration 
  • Change management
  • Monitoring

Provisioning can happen on-site or remotely, with settings preconfigured to either a personalized template or basic defaults. These steps leverage automation to reduce the risk of input errors and delays in getting connected.

When network configuration changes are necessary due to evolving business infrastructure the benefits of managed routers shine. According to a University of Chicago study reported in NetworkWorld, upgrades and misconfiguration were behind 25% of service outages, and human error is the common denominator. When managed by an expert team, a managed router greatly reduces the chances of errors by in-house IT employees.

A Blend of Performance and Support

Managed routers help avoid downtime, but the provider relationship adds valuable support for your organization. Through 24/7/365 monitoring and support, you can rest assured that your provider will quickly identify and resolve router problems. By reducing downtime through a combination of expert customized provisioning and stellar support, managed routers prove their worth in modern business connectivity.

Are you getting the most out of your connectivity, or are IT management and equipment hassles burdening your organization? With managed routers, you can be assured that your connection is fully optimized for high performance. For more information about the role managed routers play in today’s business environment, contact iTel today. iTel has a vast footprint, providing coverage throughout Canada and beyond. We’d love to hear about your needs.

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