CloudAccess: The SD-WAN Platform for Service Providers
Why give your customers to a 3rd party SD-WAN Vendor? Use CloudAccess to build your own in-house SD-WAN service for your customers.
- Control Your Profit Margins
- Keep Customers Happier, Longer
- Sell More Services to More Customers
- Extend Your Brand and Brand Value
- Create Unique Offerings and Win More Customers
Learn how to commercialize, market, pitch, sell, and support CloudAccess.
Control your Profit Margins
Simple pricing allows you to mark up and control your profit margins.
Gone are the days of getting a paltry commission to sell another vendor’s product.
Flip the payout with CloudAccess – sell how you want, where you want, and for the price you want.
With no upfront fees – you’re turning a profit on your first deal.
Keep Customers Happier, Longer
Increase customer uptime. Increase their faith in your services.
Lay a foundation of reliable internet on which to build additional revenue streams – customers won’t get more reliable services anywhere else.
CloudAccess allows you to build relationships through keeping promises of network uptime for customers.
With CloudAccess monitoring, it’s easy to send monthly reports of network statistics to customers – letting them know exactly how valuable you are to them.
Sell More Services to More Customers
With a fast and reliable network, customers build the peace of mind they need to move more services off premises and into the Cloud.
CloudAccess opens the door to have conversations with customers about their digital transformation. Help them adopt new and improved network applications and services – from you.
Extend your share of the customer’s network spend. Use CloudAccess SD-WAN as a jumping point to offer customers more of your layer 3 applications and services.
Extend Your Brand
and Brand Value
As a white label SD-WAN platform, CloudAccess gives you unlimited possibilities to extend your brand beyond just connectivity.
Leveraging your network and your IP space, build products to compete against incumbents and carve out a compelling differentiator against your competition.
CloudAccess is white label platform designed to give service providers an edge against incumbents by helping them create uniquely packaged, high-margin connectivity products that are their own.
Create Unique Offerings and Win More Customers
We’re changing the way connectivity is delivered to Small and Medium-sized businesses.
We’re giving service providers the ability to combine connectivity types to create meaningful options for customers. Customers that would otherwise have chosen incumbent connectivity options now have hope – to be able to get network connectivity from competitive and independent service providers … like you.
White Label SD-WAN Technology Frequently Asked Questions
Can Service Providers White Label CloudAccess SD-WAN?
Yes. All service provider partners are encouraged to re-brand our marketing kits, edge devices, and rename the service to a name of their choosing. Service providers may also continue to use Ethica branding in accordance to trademark usage rules.
What WAN topologies does CloudAccess support?
Like most SD-WAN technologies, CloudAccess is deployed in a hub-and-spoke model. This means that customer endpoints connect to a controller hosted centrally in a data center (either in the cloud, at your customer's headquarters, or, most commonly, in the service provider's various points-of-presence. CloudAccess WANs can be deployed as hub-and-spoke or full mesh using the same physical topology.
Does CloudAccess require hardware or software on both ends of the connection?
The CloudAccess tunnel is created between two endpoints. For example, the service provider's data center will have CloudAccess software on designated server(s) and customer endpoints will have CloudAccess software running on a customer edge device (SD-WAN CPE).
What sort of bandwidth does the CloudAccess tunnel support?
The CloudAccess tunnel supports speeds in excess of 2.5Gbps. In fact, the only limitations to extreme speeds are data center bottlenecks or hardware processing power. Using the Link Aggregation (Channel Bonding) feature does slow the tunnel, but as you can see from the video below, the system can achieve 1.83Gbps on a run-of-the-mill i7 processor.
How scalable is CloudAccess? What is my ROI?
CloudAccess scales well in two ways:
First, we boast some of the fastest channel bonding (link aggregation) speeds in the industry. As customer bandwidth demand increases, CloudAccess can help you meet those needs. Other vendors cap out at 1Gbps, which means they're already too slow for most markets.
Second, the core CloudAccess infrastructure is highly scalable. In the video below, we demonstrate how a ~$5000 server can support as many as 400 customer endpoints. Take a look—we don't think you'll find another provider as dedicated to helping you achieve positive ROI.
How long does it take to provision a CloudAccess SD-WAN node?
In our model, the service provider is on-the-hook for provisioning the service's two nodes.
Provisioning the multi-tenant SD-WAN controller takes less than 2 hours. Each CloudAccess SD-WAN CPE (or edge device) takes approximately 2 minutes - including the OS.
Does Ethica Provide the CloudAccess Node Hardware?
Yes and no. In our partner portal (you should check it out!), we list standard supported CPE hardware that comes with a 1-yr warranty. There are 4 different models we supply for the edge devices.
We can help service providers source sufficient hardware for their controllers. If you've got any questions, please get in touch.
Are there any Single Points of Failure? Does CloudAccess support any Core Redundancy?
CloudAccess has multiple business continuity features. Obviously, the WAN connections can be used to reduce the customer End Point's risk of failure.
The tunnel itself automatically re-establishes a connection to a back-up controller in the event of a failure in the data center. Each site can be assigned two controllers - one as primary, one as backup.
On top of that, each device will automatically enable a pass-through interface to act as the CPE gateway in the event all controllers are offline, ensuring the customer can still reach the Internet.
How Much Data is Consumed by Standby Connections?
Standby links are connections that are largely idle until a primary connection fails and CloudAccess needs to engage it to keep customer traffic flowing. These links are monitored regularly by the CloudAccess Orchestrator through heartbeat "pings". These pings use approximately 250MB per month.
Does CloudAccess support and bond any traffic type? Are there any limitations?
Yes, all traffic works fine. CloudAccess Channel Bonding is at layer 3. There are some modes where there are restrictions (DMZ). If you have any additional questions, contact us and we’ll let you know if your specific need is supported.