Cisilion will deploy Cisco Meraki’s software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) across the sites, with the cloud networking product promising an easier-to-use infrastructure.
HMV Darren Houghton, IT head said that by partnering with Cisilion, HMV will now have a private, fully managed network, accelerating growth and allowing more flexibility to help HMV achieve our goals of modernising our retail sites.
“Not only are we reducing costs by moving from legacy MPLs to internet based connectivity, but the Cisco Meraki SD-WAN solution will also allow us to add monitoring and surveillance on top of the solution, increasing security levels across all our sites.”
Alex Hooper, CTO at Cisilion, said the firm is cock-a-hoop about expanding its retail portfolio through the HMV deal.
“We are seeing increased demand for modernising expensive and complicated legacy WANs to enable cost-effective transformation and expansion,” he said.
The network will be deployed in October 2017 to be finished just in time for the peak Christmas trading period.