Company Name: IP Stack Technologies
Headquarters: Latham, NY
Year Founded: 2002
Key Markets/Verticals Served: IP Stack Technologies builds and manages enterprise IT and telecom solutions for clients across a broad range of vertical markets.
Specializations: Cloud, connectivity, voice, collaboration
IP Stack and PlanetOne Team to Win with SD-WAN
IP Stack helps clients identify the resources needed to fill the “expertise gap” around network and cloud migration, security, compliance, IT management and support. Dave Cafaro and Suzanne Kennedy lead the executive team, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications space.
Florida Retailer Taps IP Stack for Connectivity Upgrade
A long-time partner of PlanetOne, IP Stack was approached by a Florida-based retail client looking to upgrade its MPLS network in order to gain more redundancy. “The customer had set up a simulated SD-WAN network using broadband to carry voice,” said Suzanne Kennedy, Principal, IP Stack. “We brought in PlanetOne and convinced them that since they were already comfortable with leveraging broadband, they should upgrade to an SD-WAN solution. We knew would give them the best of both worlds, and at the end of the day, we were able to triple the client’s bandwidth and achieve full diversity within their network, all while saving them money.”
IP Stack reports teaming with PlanetOne in the implementation of the SD-WAN solution made it a win-win for both them and their client. “We identified what the end-solution should be for this client and PlanetOne took our requirements and identified a vendor that could provide the best solutions – it ended up being a good pick,” said Dave Cafaro, Principal, IP Stack.
People Make All the Difference
One of the things that IP Stack has really come to appreciate over the years is PlanetOne’s back office support. “From the contracts they hold with their carriers, to the personal touch across the entire company – working with PlanetOne is like working with family,” said Kennedy.
She adds, “In particular, we’ve relied quite a bit on Renee Schoedler to help keep things going with some of our more demanding clients. We love that we can always count on PlanetOne to step in whenever and wherever help is needed. As a small business, it’s great to have that extended team to rely on.”
IP Stack Sees Growth in Managed Services
According to IP Stack, its clients aren’t talking as much about the cloud as they are about managed services, and ways to balance and maintain their workloads. “Where we see opportunity right now is in helping clients identify ways in which to shift to newer technologies like SD-WAN, without overburdening their IT staff,” said Cafaro. “Pushing out these technologies as managed services will drive growth for IP Stack and our partners as more and more companies look to upgrade their network infrastructure. It’s an exciting time to be in this industry.”
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