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D-Link launches cloud-managed networking solution for MSPs in A/NZ

D-Link A/NZ has launched its new cloud-managed networking solution for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Known as Nuclias Cloud, the solution has been designed to enable MSPs to set up businesses, small to large.

This includes remotely setting up, configuring, monitoring, troubleshooting and managing customer’s network infrastructure, including Wi-Fi Access Points and Network Switches across multiple sites at anytime.

As cited by D-Link, the solution brings key benefits including enabling MSPs to gain a regular revenue stream, month by month pricing, lower overheads with easy install and remote management, evaluate their offering, lower cost variables and maintain the solution.

According to D-Link, Nuclias Cloud enables MSPs to bill customers in the way that suits them best, whether that’s upfront, monthly, annually, or whichever combination they prefer.

MSPs are charged monthly for usage in arrears only, versus competitors long-term contracts. D-Link states this can free up cashflow.

D-Link states the solution can also provide MSPs with greater reliability and reputation. This is due to the fact that it offers high-performance access points and cloud-managed switches that are managed by a centralised cloud-based control system that has been deployed on more than 50,000 cloud-managed customer networks around the world.

The zero-touch provisioning and scalable architecture enables MSPs to deploy and streamline networks to support an unlimited number of devices across multiple sites.

Once set up, administrators can manage the network from the online portal or dedicated App, using either or both to capture and analyse advanced traffic reports and real-time insights into every connected device.

Additional features include secure role-based administration system, auditable change logs, authentication via captive portal, 802.1x, RADIUS server, automated network monitoring, and Facebook and Google login support for guest Wi-Fi access.

The offering is available on a monthly basis without lock-in contract. Furthermore, due to the challenges of COVID-19, monthly billing for new and existing customers of Nuclias Cloud will be suspended for at least Q2 2020.

D-Link A/NZ managing director Graeme Reardon says, "MSPs need a powerful and scalable solution with which they can manage their customer’s networks from a single pane of glass, and Nuclias Cloud provides exactly that.

“With the flexibility of no lock in contracts, local stock, zero-touch provisioning and an intuitive, scalable dashboard that provides the MSP a view across their entire customer network, all whilst being hosted locally in Australia, Nuclias Cloud provides MSPs with a simple choice: pay multi-year licensing fees up front out of their own cashflow to their existing vendors, or investigate a move to a clean-sheet designed cloud solution that has been successfully deployed in some of the largest telcos in the world, giving them the flexibility that MSPs deserve.”

According to D-Link, a number of MSPs are already using and reselling the Nuclias Cloud Management solution in Australia.

The Nuclias Cloud range of hardware solutions has been extended to include high-performance Gigabit smart-managed switches with optional PoE and fibre connectivity as well as Wi-Fi Access Points featuring MU-MIMO, PoE support, and up to 3x3 concurrent dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. D-Link cameras and routers will also become part of the Nuclias Cloud solution in 2020.