Masergy Wins Two Visionary Spotlight Awards from ChannelVision Magazine

Posted on June 23, 2022

ChannelVision Magazine has recognized Comcast Business and Masergy with two 2022 Visionary Spotlight awards for Service Provider Excellence in software-defined networking (SDN) and Top Innovation. Thank you to ChannelVision for honoring us as an industry leader with outstanding services and innovative deployments for our channel partners and clients.

Berge Kaprelian, Publisher of ChannelVision Magazine, congratulated Masergy, reporting that the magazine received a record number of entries this year. With the competition tougher than ever, Masergy proved that we know how to prepare businesses for what’s next with a full suite of solutions tailored to meet the needs of both channel partners and end-user clients.

SDN excellence

As a Comcast Business company and the 20-year pioneer in software-defined networking, Masergy is the world’s leading secure cloud networking platform. Our fully managed SD-WAN service leverages the high performance of Masergy’s global software-defined network along with 24/7 network management services, SASE-based security, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) intelligence. Here’s how our offerings are differentiated in 2022:

  • Enhanced AIOps Helps Clients Improve Cloud Application Performance: With AI and machine learning applied to cloud applications and IT operations, Masergy clients can automate management and ensure service availability. Learn about Masergy’s AIOps
  • The Broadest Choice in SD-WAN and SASE Solutions: With three SD-WAN security service options, and security technologies from leaders in their respective Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants, clients get a converged solution for secure networking services. Explore Masergy’s SD-WAN and SASE solutions
  • Solutions Tailored to Resellers & Distributors: Announced in April, Masergy’s Guardian Portfolio includes managed SD-WAN services made specifically for resellers. Solutions are available through Ingram Micro’s distribution channel, bringing together IT technologies from the most trusted brands, like Fortinet, with managed services from Masergy. This way, resellers can more easily expand their business with 24/7 NOC and SOC services, generating the recurring revenue they’ve been looking for. Learn more about our Guardian Portfolio.

Top innovation for Dole

Masergy was specifically recognized for its work with Dole foods. Executives at Dole see the company’s IT infrastructure as a key link in their ability to maintain product consistency, particularly as the company grows internationally. Exceeding expectations requires Dole’s systems and applications to be up and running for packaging facilities as well as agriculture partners in Europe and Asia, where Dole is expanding its presence.

Working with channel partners PlanetOne and ComputaCenter, Dole chose Masergy as its SDN provider, putting 12 network locations on Masergy’s global network. Today, the company has a reliable backbone and 24/7 service management for critical facilities and operations in Europe and Asia. As a result, Dole:

  • Enabled rapid growth with enhanced reliability for global operations
  • Reduced network costs by 45%, allowing for more sustainable growth
  • Increased IT team productivity, keeping valuable resources focused on the core business

“With our previous provider, we would go down hard for days. With Masergy, I don’t recall one instance where we were down hard at any of our sites,” said the IT leader at Dole. The network has remained “wonderfully reliable” even through the fast-moving changes of the pandemic when Dole needed to quickly move an office from Paris to Rotterdam. Regardless of their location, employees securely access Dole’s enterprise resource planning system and cloud environments. Read the complete case study.

About the Visionary Spotlight Awards

ChannelVision’s annual Visionary Spotlight Awards competition was created to highlight channel and service provider innovation in communications. The awards honor outstanding products, services, and deployments across numerous technology categories. Visionary Spotlight Award winners exemplify this goal, showcasing the communications industry’s overall innovation, capacity for future-thinking execution, creativity, feature set differentiation and offering channel partners a cornucopia of opportunities to boost their roles as trusted providers. Learn more

Florence Le Goff

As Masergy’s Director of Channel & Alliance Marketing, Florence Le Goff leads Masergy’s Channel and Alliance marketing growth strategy, enablement and engagement to expand the partner program. With over 25 years of experience in marketing, Florence brings experience in channel, strategy, campaigns and sales enablement. She started her career in technology at EMC and joined Masergy from CenturyLink/Lumen via Savvis where she served many roles including channel campaigns, ISV & alliance marketing strategy and field marketing. Her prior experience included various roles in publishing at Disney and events at Hermes. She holds a MBA in International Marketing from Suffolk Sawyer School of Management and a BA from Colby College. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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