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Digital Performance 

We live in a digital world. End users are anywhere, on any device.  Enterprises must ensure the availability, performance, security and reliability of a massive set of applications while operating in a cost-effective and scalable manner. The requirements for the corporate network change: Video, Cloud, BYOD, Remote workers, Mobile, Voice, Unified collaboration, Big data, Single sign-on, Segmentation (e.g. guest, PCI payment), etc. 

Corporations are migrating from on-premise to cloud-hosted platforms (PAAS) and applications (SAAS).  Delivering a continuous, superior user experience is critical to business success. The digital transformation landscape has never been more complex. 'Digital performance' is essential, as it stimulates purchases by your customers and productivity of your employees. 

At A Glance

IPknowledge deploys the latest SD-WAN,  security and performance visibility solutions, fully integrated within your corporate IT environment. Our Network-as-a-Service approach allows our customers to eliminate network equipment and related operations. 

Our Values:

  • Here to help

  • Keep Promises

  • Be inspiring

Our Mission:

  • We connect your offices, employees, customers and partners, around the world, to every application, on any device.

  • We ensure availability and performance of the network and business critical applications your users depend on.

  • We provide automated and integrated best-of-breed networking solutions with central visibility

Our Services:

  • Managed Internet access worldwide 

  • 24/7 Service Assurance

  • SD WAN

 

Our Motto:

  • Connect your Corporation

  • Partner for Digital Performance

  • Welcome to the future of managed Network Services​

History

IPknowledge BV was founded in 2004 and has a track record of success improving application performance for global enterprises within the Netherlands.  For over 15 years, we have been doing nothing else but implementing and maintaining WAN optimization and performance visibility solutions. IPknowledge was in 2016 amongst the first to deliver succesful SD-WAN implementations within the Netherlands. After its acquisition of SD1 Networks in 2018 to further boost its growth strategy, IPknowledge became the world’s first Cloud-Native Virtual Network Operator (VNO). Since then IPKnowledge specialized in orchestration of global SD WANs, thereby handling the Operations & Support aspects for our clients, including the delivery & management of local Internet Access lines, worldwide.

ONE-WAN

To improve digital performance, today companies often consider the deployment of SD-WAN. With its flagship ONE-WAN service, IPknowledge offers the full range of enterprise WAN needs as a single, unified managed service: high-speed global Internet connectivity worldwide, edge SD-WAN, enterprise-class network security, cloud acceleration and optimized global mobile access. IPknowledge has converged all these capabilities into a single cloud-based WAN, delivered ‘as a service’. ONE-WAN clients can simply enjoy an optimal and secure network service, to all their branch locations, mobile users, and cloud resources.

The ONE-WAN 'global and secure WAN as a service' consists of multiple components that are fully integrated:

  • Internet Access to the corporate sites

  • Global Backbone

  • Cloud-Based SD-WAN

  • Firewall as a Service

  • VPN access

  • Central management portal

  • 24/7 Service Assurance

Power of Cloud

IPknowledge converges wide area transport and network security. By leveraging the power of Cloud, our WANs are agile, robust and flexible, with central visibility, control, diagnostics and restoration. Enterprises connect to the ONE-WAN Cloud over optimized and secured tunnels using any last mile transport, preferably Internet lines. Our global ONE-WAN Cloud is comprised of two complementary layers:

 

  • Cloud Backbone Network: A global, geographically distributed, low-latency and SLA-backed network of 45+ PoPs, interconnected by multiple tier-1 carriers.

  • Cloud Security: A fully managed suite of enterprise-grade and agile network security capabilities, directly built into the network.

Digital Performance Center

Our commitment to your secure digital performance is backed up by the IPknowledge Digital Performance Center (DPC) in Amsterdam. Our DPC will pro-actively monitor your critical WAN service components around the clock, staffed with 20 operators who are ready to act and remediate any issues. Our DPC continuously ensures bandwidth speeds and application response times, for all your locations, globally. Your WAN service is being assured, day and night, thus enabling your corporation to deliver a continuous, superior digital experience to customers, employees and partners alike.

Independent

IPknowledge is independent and vendor-neutral, thereby following the footsteps of Booking.com and Uber, that not only deliver a high-quality service, but also allow their clients to be in full control of all service components. Our vendor neutral approach provides our customers with autonomy and agility. By leveraging all worldwide networks, rather than ‘just’ the network of your Telecommunications Service Provider, there is no more 'lock-in' with any single Telco!  Due to its independent and vendor-neutral approach, IPK supports multiple SD WAN technologies, and delivers customized solutions. IPknowledge provides its customers with the freedom to deploy any connectivity solution for any branch site, in any country.​

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Why IPknowledge?

Why we are Independent


It all starts with your business, rather than any network (operator) or technology (vendor). This is why IPknowledge is not tied to any single telecommunications infrastructure or communications technology. IPknowledge is independent and vendor-neutral, thereby following the footsteps of Booking.com and Uber, that not only deliver a high-quality service, but also allow their clients to be in full control of all service components. Our vendor neutral approach is an opportunity for customers to create significant flexibility: No more 'lock-in' with any single Telco! Enjoy the combined reach and capacity of multiple networks, rather than ‘just’ the network of your Telecommunications Service Provider.




Why we leverage the Power of Cloud


You want the best digital experience for your employees and clients. You want a single provider, to cover all your networking needs. IPknowledge provides a global and secure WAN, as-a-Service. By leveraging the power of Cloud, we deliver WANs that are agile, robust and flexible, with central visibility, control, diagnostics and restoration. Our global Cloud essentially consists of 5 integrated components ‘All in One’:

  • Global Backbone.
  • Cloud-Based SD-WAN.
  • Firewall as a Service
  • VPN access
  • Central management portal.
The IPknowledge Cloud was built to enable the protection of the corporate network from today's rapidly changing threat landscape. Its unique characteristic is the convergence of the networking and security pillars into a single platform. Convergence enables the collapsing of multiple security solutions such as a next generation firewall, secure web gateway, anti-malware, and IPS into a cloud service that enforces a unified policy across all corporate locations, users and data. The IPknowledge Cloud connects all enterprise network elements, including branch locations, mobile workforce, and physical and Cloud datacenters, into a global, encrypted and optimized virtual network. With all your WAN and Internet traffic consolidated in the Cloud, a broad set of automated security services are applied to protect this traffic at all times. The IPknowledge Cloud includes a backbone network includes over 45 PoPs (backbone nodes) worldwide. PoPs are interconnected with multiple tier-1 SLA-backed carriers. The use of this cloud backbone network offers our clients significant economies of scale as well as multiple layers of redundancy. Operation is seamless and continuously updated by dedicated networking and security experts, to ensure maximum service availability, optimal network performance, and the highest level of protection against emerging threats.




Why we work with Partners


We maintain partnerships with leading vendors of networking, monitoring, and security solutions. IPknowledge deploys, integrates and orchestrates these solutions. Combined with the bandwidth services from Telco's and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) worldwide, IPknowledge delivers to the exact communication needs of you as our client. With over 15 years of experience in making applications perform accross global networks, making visible such performance, resolving countless interworking issues, and delivering network solutions that work, we know what applications need from a network. Let us operate your network, so that you can focus on running your applications.




Why we deliver Internet economics


‘on demand’ consumption models bring flexibility, agility and the benefit of economies of scale. By leveraging what is already available at scale, we bring Internet economics to your network infrastructure. IPknowledge enables its customers to take advantage of affordable Internet lines. These Internet lines are available globally, and best sourced locally. These lines directly connect your worldwide branch locations into global cloud backbones with massive bandwidth, SLA-backed global connectivity, and cloud-based security. IPknowledge will ensure that your WAN traffic is securely transported using all Internet lines simultaneously, so that your corporate branch location can enjoy the sum of their combined capacity and reach. Consumer broadband lines can be added as well for extra digital performance and availability, at limited extra cost. This is how IPknowledge delivers superior service, reach and agility, while driving down your cost.




Why we are Different


Traditional global telecommunications operators typically provide services that are centered around their (often sizeable) networks. These infrastructures were typically designed decades ago, before Cloud even existed. In this digital age, traditional Telecommunications Operators may simply not be able to offer the level of customization and flexibility that is required by the customer of today. Corporate clients may start facing application performance issues due to lack of bandwidth. Another MPLS upgrade may simply be too costly. Growing complexity is another issue, as many add-on functionality is needed to get the application performance and security they actually require. Most traditional network services do not come with built-in security, forcing the corporate client to buy, install and maintain firewall devices. At IPknowledge we do not worry about (how to capitalize on) our network infrastructure, as we do not own any. As a Virtual Network Operator (VNO), we leverage the power of all networks combined. We select, contract and orchestrate the underlying network services on your behalf so that you as an IT Infrastructure manager no longer need to worry about it. Our singular focus is on your corporate application delivery. Our sole dedication is delivering WANs that are ‘always-on’: performant, secure and fail-safe, i.e.:

  • Application centric
  • Internet centric (SaaS, PaaS)
  • Network independent (Leveraging the strength of all available networks)
  • Eliminating on-site Routers, Firewalls, and WAN optimizers
  • Customized to your business needs (Configuration options)
  • Offering unparalleled visibility
  • Integrated with other network elements: LAN, Wifi, end-user devices
  • Interworking with the rest of your IT infrastructure




What is our history


IPknowledge BV was founded in 2004 and has a track record of success improving application performance for global enterprises within the Netherlands. For over 15 years, we have been doing nothing else but implementing and maintaining WAN optimization and performance visibility solutions. IPknowledge was in 2016 amongst the first to deliver succesfull SD-WAN implementations within the Netherlands. Since three years we deploy the latest SD-WAN, security and performance visibility technology, fully integrated within your corporate environment. IPK became specialist in orchestration of global SD WANs, thus handling all Operations & Support aspects for its clients, particularly the delivery & management of local Internet Access lines, worldwide. After its acquisition of SD1 Networks in 2018 to further boost its growth strategy, IPknowledge became the world’s first Cloud-Native Virtual Network Operator (VNO).




Why we are a Virtual Network Operator


To improve digital performance, today companies often consider the deployment of SD-WAN, allowing its users to abstract from specific networking 'underlays' and create a single virtual 'overlay' network. Not owning any network allows us to focus on offering the full range of enterprise WAN needs as a single, unified Managed Service: high-speed global Internet connectivity worldwide, edge SD-WAN, enterprise-class network security, cloud acceleration and optimized global mobile access. IPknowledge converges all these capabilities into a single cloud-based WAN, delivered ‘as a service’. Our 'network as a service' approach allows our customers to avoid lock-in with any single vendor and eliminate MPLS, network security and WAN optimization appliances, as well as most of their network operations. Our clients simply enjoy an optimal and secure network service, to all branch locations, mobile users, and cloud resources.




Why we provide 24/7 Service Assurance


Your WAN service is being assured, day and night, thus enabling your corporation to deliver continuous and secure digital performance to customers, employees and partners alike. This commitment is backed up by our Digital Performance Center (DPC) in Amsterdam. Our DPC pro-actively monitors your critical WAN service components around the clock. The DPC is staffed with 20 operators and network engineers who are ready to act and remediate any issues. This is how we ensure continuity of bandwidth speeds and application response times, for all your locations, globally.





Management Team

Steven de Graaf (Msc. Electrical engineering -specialization telecommunications) has a passion for serving his clients with innovative yet rock-solid networking solutions. With 25 years of experience in telecommunications and networking. Steven played a key role in building the world’s leading software for Telecommunications Network Operations & Business Support Systems (Cramer systems, now Amdocs OSS/BSS) and in 2003 founded a VOIP service provider where together with a team of technical experts he built the company from the ground up and delivered the first VOIP-via-WIFI retail service in the Netherlands. In his last role Steven was commercially responsible for TATA’s data-, mobility- and voice business in West Europe, generating several hundred Million USD annual revenue. Steven played a key role in the design, sale and contracting for global networking infrastructure for companies as large as Cisco, Liberty Global and Vimpelcom.  In his last role as an employee within Tata Communications Steven was leading a team of 10 sales & business development professionals in West Europe, responsible for TATA’s data-, mobility- and voice business with the Service Providers in West Europe, generating several hundred Million usd annual revenue. In 2017 Steven left TATA and founded VNO www.sd1networks.com to deliver network service for the digital era. To offer amazing network service today, owning any network is no longer needed! Just as Uber owns no cabs, and Airbnb owns no rooms. At the end of 2018, SD1 Networks  BV and  IPknowledge BV merged their operations and continued under the IPknowledge brand, where Steven is presently Chief Commercial Operations (CCO). 

Bert-Jan Kamp (engineer Chemical Technology) has a passion for “solutions that work”. With a  vast experience in corporate networks and the application performance they offer, no challenge is too big. Bert-Jan has 30 years of networking experience in Enterprise environments. Bert-Jan held end responsibility for managing the KPMG International corporate network (150 countries, 120,000 users). Bert Jan is certified in the Riverbed Steelhead, Steelcentral and Steelconnect product portfolio as well as in other major SD-WAN technologies. 

Serge Dorst: Service Assurance & Operations.

Peter van Bergen: Service Delivery

 

Eric van der Palen: Project Management

 

Alexandre Veremme: Software Development & business process automation

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