CMC | Multi-Cloud Connect

CMC’s Muti Cloud Connect (MCC) creates the building blocks for a reliable, dedicated and private connection to Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and other preferred cloud services. With CMC’s MCC product, Customers can connect their Wide Area Network (WAN) directly to these platforms bypassing the public internet:

Benefits Of using CMC’s MCC Product:

  • Lower latency - Alliances with multiple undersea cable providers and Tier 1 internet peering partners ensures scale on demand and best routing path with lowest latency to Cloud.
  • Increased reliability - CMC’s high-availability and agile Next Generation Network ensures a dependable end-to-end managed service.
  • Higher security – Connectivity to cloud exchanges can be via CMC’s MPLS core, bypassing the public internet.
  • Bandwidth on demand when you need it – Bandwidth to in the core and at the Cloud Exchange points can be increased via soft change.

CMC builds and manages the most extensive network across Africa with more than 80 points of presence (POPs), servicing 51 African countries and in excess of 108 POPs globally across USA, Europe, UAE, India, Asia, and Australia. In collaboration with Multi Cloud Exchange partners, CMC solves your cross-border and cloud connectivity issues.

CMC’s “Multi Cloud Connect” (MCC) features:

  • Multiple in-country access providers that provides local loop and offers telco diversity;
  • Diverse and agile backbone to cloud exchanges with built in redundancy and failover options;
  • Standard or bespoke end-to-end design through a consultative approach with stringent service levels to suit;
  • “One Stop Shop” for all network service offering a variety of connectivity products to choose from;
  • Near real-time reporting via CMC’s online portal. The portal offers visibility of network performance with dedicated Service Management and Service Assurance teams so that you can be rest assured your network is monitored 24x7x365 by highly skilled professionals.

CMC™ Multi Cloud Connect Offerings

Product Options

Multi Cloud Connect Basic

Multi Cloud Connect Standard

Multi Cloud Connect Premium

AWS

Azure

Private Cloud

Hybrid (Public & Private Cloud)

Un-managed Internet (Broadband or DIA)

-

-

Access Technologies

Optimized Internet

Ethernet

Ethernet

Combination of Access Services

-

Express Route Bandwidth

Exchange Peering

1Mbit/s - 10Gbit/s

1Mbit/s - 10Gbit/s

Local Loop Protection

-

Optional

Optional

Backbone Protection

-

Optional

General

 

 

 

SLA

Silver

Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum+

Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum+

Support

24x7x365 

24x7x365

24x7x365

Near Real-Time Reporting

 

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CMC | VSAT

CMC’s VSAT solutions takes the benefits of satellite-based connectivity to reach the world’s most remote and hard-to-serve areas. Our VSAT solution caters for hybrid requirements combines terrestrial and wireless technologies meeting service levels required by the customer. CMC’s VSAT products cater for multiple use cases based on the Customers requirement, following products are available:

VSAT Corporate:
Offers either a dedicated 1:1 bandwidth where a specific Committed Information Rate (CIR) is required or pooled bandwidth where all sites utilize the bandwidth allocated to it in the pool

VSAT Backup:
This product is designed to provide backup to a primary terrestrial service. Asymmetrical speeds to optimize capacity where it’s needed for business that require larger download speeds as appose to upload speeds.

VSAT Broadband:
Offered as an asynchronous service with varied down load and upload speeds with inclusive monthly data plans. Multiple sites can be configured to use data out of a data bundle allocated to the aggregated sites. CMC’s C-RAN (Software Defined Network) SDN platform has inherent capabilities of ensuring latency sensitive application are not affected when traversing over a VSAT link, therefore making any of CMC’s VSAT services ideal as a primary or secondary link to be bundled into an SD-WAN implementation using C-RAN.

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CMC | Rapid Adaptive Network (C-RAN) & SD-WAN

In our Journey to Digital Transformation - CMC Networks developed a platform called C-RAN (CMC Rapid Adaptive Network) which combines the Next Generation Software Defined-Wide Area Network (NG SD-WAN) architecture with inherent security and encryption features while ensuring the flexibility to spin up (install) and service chain (connect) Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs') of Your choice.

The C-RAN SD-WAN platform is regarded as the Next Generation SD-WAN (NG SD-WAN) platform. The routing function is Session Smart, therefore speaking the language of Your applications and subsequently turning Your network into a service-centric fabric that's simple, agile and with built in “Zero Trust” security by including metadata into each packet which is inspected hop by hop ensuring integrity of your data. The platform eliminates the use of tunnels (i.e. IPSec, GRE, etc.) saving you CAPEX and OPEX and at the same time addressing current SD-WAN challenges, such as:

  • Stateless failover experienced with state full applications and voice services
  • Additional bandwidth tax introduced when creating tunnels (IPSec and GRE)
  • Load sharing across dissimilar links

The C-RAN platform accepts Application Programming Interfaces (APIs') from external sources subsequently enabling your sales and operational processes to be part of CMS's process allowing immediate response to all sales queries and swift resolution to operational issues.

The C-RAN SD-WAN platform uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) using machine-learning algorithms by learning and understanding the status of each WAN link terminating on the SD-WAN router. The protocol called Service and Topology Exchange Protocol (STEP) makes a decision how to route the packet, based on the credentials and thresholds assigned to the application, user and the status of the destination network.

Orchestration and management of the services are offered by best of breed applications and supported by all known VNF's, ensuring Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) interoperability between network functions and the inclusion of hybrid cloud capabilities.

In summary, the C-RAN SD-WAN platform offers the following commercial benefits:

    • Simplicity: No tunnels or overlays, no more hardware centric networking
    • Agility: Faster deployment, better responsiveness, dynamic optimization
    • Security: Zero Trust model, Authentication + Encryption + Segmentation
    • Performance: Less overhead, more scalability, dynamic optimization
    • Savings: Reduce bandwidth and connectivity costs (no tunnels), third party point tools, CAPEX and OPEX up to 30%
    • SLA: 99.99% network availability in challenging countries in High Availability (HA) mode

Near real-time reporting via CMC's online portal offers you visibility of the performance of your network. With dedicated Service Management and Service Assurance teams, you can rest assured your network is monitored 24x7x365 by highly skilled professionals.

The product is delivered in three different variations, depending on the Customers' requirements, namely:

 

Product Offering

Product Name

Supported Items

C-RAN 4C

NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security

C-RAN 8C

NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security + 2 X VNFs’

C-RAN 12+ C

NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security + n X VNFs’ + Public Cloud + Private Cloud

C-RAN 4C Offering

Variant

Discription

Access Type

Availability SLA

SLA Components

Standalone

C-RAN Device offering NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security

Customer Supplied

98.5%

C-RAN Device Only

INET

C-RAN Device offering NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security

CMC Supplied - 2 X DIA

99.2%

C-RAN Device & Access

Hybrid

C-RAN Device offering NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security

CMC Supplied - 1 X DIA + 1 X MPLS

99.8%

C-RAN Device & Access

VPN

C-RAN Device offering NG SD-WAN + C-RAN Security

CMC Supplied - 2 X MPLS

99.9%

C-RAN Device & Access

High Availability (HA)

HA mode can be supplied by duplicating the above

CMC Supplied

99.99%

C-RAN Device & Access

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CMC | Path Diversity

Guaranteed network connectivity is not a given. Networks are carefully designed and implemented to ensure they are resilient and diverse in order to react swiftly and have the necessary resources to re-route traffic during planned and unplanned network changes.

To ensure continued business operations, CMC's diverse and flexible network infrastructure supports the extensive range of all our products which can be mixed and matched to ensure no single point of failure and to facilitate the desired and required service levels.

This can be achieved by the following:

  • Dual Customer Premises Equipment (CPE):

    Active/Passive or Active/Active modes.
  • Local Loop Diversity:

    Diverse technology (Fibre, Wireless and Satellite), North and South points of entry and provider diversity guaranteeing no single point of failure (SPOF) in the telco exchange.
  • Point of Presence (PoP) Diversity:

    *Geographically diverse PoPs.
  • Undersea Cable:

    Access to multiple submarine cable systems.
  • International Termination Diversity:

    Provides the ability to terminate (NNI) international traffic in geographically diverse locations.

Near real-time reporting via CMC's online portal offers you visibility of your network performance. With dedicated Service Management and Service Assurance teams, you can rest assured your network is monitored 24x7x365 by highly skilled professionals.
*Available at certain PoP locations

Diversity Options Below

Path Diversity 2

  

Path Diversity

Diverse Options

Access

PoP

Wet segment - Undersea cables

Customer handoff NNI

Access Options

Diverse Technology (Fibre, Microwave, Leased Line, xDSL, VSAT

Diverse in-country provider - Telco redundancy

North and South Entry Points (in most countries)

Product Diversity

Internet

MPLS VPN

Carrier Ethernet

VSAT

C-RAN SD-WAN

C-RAD

GENERAL

Flexible bandwidth rate

512Kbit/s - 10Gbit/s+

SLA:

Silver, Gold or Platinum or Platinum +

Support:

24x7x365

MTTR:

SLA dependent

Near real-time reporting

Available on most countries and dependent on the SLA subscribed to

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CMC PRODUCTS | PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

CMC's Professional Services provide support to Customers requiring emergency, ad-hoc, planned and route maintenance in all CMC supported Countries. Our partner technicians are on call at any given time of the day, every day. With CMC's Professional Services, Customers can respond more efficiently and quickly to emergencies, reduce travel time, improve up-time, reduce the overall cost of infrastructure management and maintenance. CMC's hourly service plans, and volume discounts are uniquely designed to support all Customers in reducing their infrastructure management costs.

Managed Logistics support
With years of experience and an integrated support structure, CMC provides logistics support for all your equipment needs by assisting in procuring network equipment, warehousing and remote implementation.

By combining CMC's products such as Carrier Ethernet, MPLS VPN, OneMPLS, Internet, Professional Services and Managed Logistics, CMC provides an efficient, one stop turn-key solution for all your network requirements and infrastructure needs.

The following outlines the services provided by CMC:

Equipment

  • Hardware replacement or installations
  • Procurement of Cisco equipment, x86 white boxes to support our C-RAN deployment
    (alternative equipment can be sourced, however this will be on a case by case basis)
  • Provide logistical and warehousing support for our C-RAN deployment
  • Shipping, receiving and delivering equipment
  • Warehousing of equipment
  • Racking and stacking equipment
  • Configuration of Cisco and C-RAN equipment (configuration of alternative equipment can be done with the assistance of the Customer)


Professional Services

  • Racking and stacking equipment
  • Field services support on a time and material basis
  • Moving or securing network cables
  • Network router, switch configuration and software updates
  • Server refreshers and reboots
  • Power cycling
  • Inventory management and labelling
  • Network Audits (physical and logical)

Professional Services & Logistics 24x7x365

Features

Hardware Replacement

Procurement (Cisco Equipment)

Procurement (Other)

Optional

Shipping & Receiving

Warehousing

Racking and Stacking

Configuration (Cisco)

Field Service Support

Inventory Management

Network Audits

GNOC Support

24 x 7 x 365

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