Office 365 networking partners
Looking for a quicker, easier way to set up your enterprise network for greater connectivity to Office 365? Consider a networking solution that’s already been optimized to improve your Office 365 experience.
Citrix makes the transition to Microsoft Office 365 easy by optimizing network connectivity through a combination of automation and simplified configuration. Citrix SD-WAN follows Microsoft's recommendations for minimizing latency and improving user performance for Office 365 applications with direct and reliable connections for all office locations simultaneously.
Citrix SD-WAN is independently-tested and proven to optimize trusted Office 365 traffic in accordance with Office 365 network connectivity principles.
In addition, Citrix SD-WAN leverages APIs containing published Office 365 endpoint URLs and IP addresses to learn the closest front door locations to the users. This, in conjunction with the built-in stateful firewall, provides the ability to do local breakout of trusted, latency-sensitive Office 365 and Microsoft Teams traffic over local ISPs for all your office locations.
Powered by the API integration between Microsoft and NetFoundry, NetFoundry Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) delivers Office 365 applications according to Microsoft best practices to provide a faster, more secure Microsoft Office 365 experience and increased user productivity. As a Microsoft certified Office 365 solution provider, NetFoundry enables optimal delivery of Office 365 applications, directly from user devices or branch offices to the nearest Microsoft Global Edge Network.
The NetFoundry NaaS model is so simple and powerful that it enables customers to spin up global networks in minutes. The network can deliver individual applications, such as Office 365, without requiring any WAN changes, providing zero trust security and optimized performance over virtually any Internet connection. NetFoundry’s unique, software-only solution does not require customers to use a specific WAN type, SD-WAN vendor or telco provider, seamlessly working with any WAN to instantly enable faster, secure, direct Office 365 connectivity. Along with Office 365 optimization, Azure and Azure Stack sites can be instantly added to the same network, using NetFoundry software from Azure marketplaces to enable hybrid and multi-cloud connectivity, and offering customers single-pane-of-glass control and visibility to all apps and sites on the network.
In accordance with Office 365 network connectivity principles, NTT Communications network solutions are designed to optimize connectivity to Office 365 and can help organizations increase user productivity.
In particular, NTT Communications network solutions help minimize traffic latency to help maximize the user experience by separating communications to Office 365 that ensured its security with advanced security features from ordinary internet traffic, and by optimizing traffic paths and security feature deployment.
Silver Peak delivers the transformational promise of the cloud with a business-first networking model. The Unity EdgeConnect self-driving WAN platform liberates enterprises from conventional WAN approaches to transform the network from a constraint to a business accelerant. Thousands of globally distributed enterprises have deployed Silver Peak WAN solutions across 100 countries.
Because it’s fully integrated with the Office 365 IP Address and URL Web service, EdgeConnect can provide out-of-the box, validated support for Office 365 connectivity principles. Adherence to these principles means that EdgeConnect enables specific Office 365 traffic to egress locally and directly over the internet with matching local DNS name resolution. Also, Silver Peak’s integration with the Office 365 IP Address and URL Web service ensures that Unity Orchestrator™ receives continuous updates regarding Office 365 service endpoints and application classification rules and remains aligned in real-time with Office 365 connectivity principles.
VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud
VMware SD-WAN combines the flexibility and economics of a self-healing overlay to optimize connectivity to your business-critical Office 365 applications. The VMware SD-WAN Edge automatically joins the SD-WAN fabric after it’s powered on and connected to the Internet.
These edge devices differentiate and apply customizable business policy to the Office 365 traffic in accordance with Office 365 network connectivity principles. This makes connectivity much easier compared to complex configurations required with traditional and fixed WAN technologies. VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator automatically pulls the application information, across all Office 365 workloads, and seamlessly updates the application recognition engine on the edges. By default, VMware SD-WAN routes Office 365 traffic to the closest VMware SD-WAN Network of Cloud Gateways. It then hands off to the best peering Office 365 locations in an optimized way, delivering an enhanced user experience without compromising the security of the payload.
Unique to the VMware SD-WAN hosted cloud infrastructure is the strategically deployed and highly available VMware Network of Cloud Gateways. The gateways provide the added benefit of real-time monitoring and dynamic steering of traffic on the underlying single or multiple public WAN links to offer consistent application performance and the best possible user experience.
The solution addresses compelling use cases that support the immediate needs of today’s enterprises, along with the ongoing evolution from legacy computing infrastructures to a cloud-first strategy.