FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Granite Deploys Cost-Saving, Always-On Network for Rollins, Inc.
Rollins Increases Network Flexibility, Capacity and Redundancy While Reducing Costs with Granite’s Network Integration Services
QUINCY, Mass. – March 4, 2021 – Granite Telecommunications LLC, a $1.6 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, today announced that Rollins, Inc., a premier global consumer and commercial services company, leveraged Granite’s Network Integration services to deploy its managed SD-WAN solution for secure and always-on connectivity and simplified training across its branches.
“With SD-WAN and Granite’s ability to rapidly stage, configure, ship and install our hardware, we’re able to set up our branch networks with 10 times the network speed in half the time, enabling them to now have reliable access to cloud applications,” said Kevin Morrison, Vice President of IT and CISO at Rollins. “At the same time, we significantly reduced our network costs and anticipate continued savings over the next five years.”
Rollins migrated from a legacy MPLS network, which was inflexible, bandwidth-constrained, outage-prone and increasingly expensive. SD-WAN enabled the company to achieve its objectives to:
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“The bottom line is we needed network carrier flexibility, lower costs, speed and a business partner, not a vendor,” said Morrison. “Based on our existing relationship, the pricing, customer service, consistent follow up and contract flexibility, we viewed Granite as the best partner for Rollins.”
Every Granite circuit installed to support the SD-WAN deployment is monitored and managed from its 24/7/365 U.S.-based, state-of-the-art network operations center (NOC).
Granite delivered turnkey deployment and asset lifecycle management, freeing Rollins from the burden of installing, configuring and housing all of the new hardware. The SD-WAN solution also enabled Rollins to meet aggressive timelines and achieve its overall infrastructure goals.
“This was a very time-sensitive project— the longer it would take to deploy the solution, the more it would diminish the client’s cost savings,” said Granite COO Rand Currier. “Granite provided boots-on-the-ground support to meet Rollins’ timeline while overcoming COVID-19 obstacles to ensure their cost savings goals and network requirements were met.”
About Rollins, Inc.
Rollins, Inc. is a premier global consumer and commercial services company. Through its family of leading brands, Orkin, HomeTeam Pest Defense, Clark Pest Control, Orkin Canada, Western Pest Services, Northwest Exterminating, Critter Control, The Industrial Fumigant Company, Trutech, Orkin Australia, Waltham Services, OPC Services, PermaTreat, Rollins UK, Aardwolf Pestkare, and Crane Pest Control, the Company provides essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects to more than two million customers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia from more than 700 locations. You can learn more about Rollins and its subsidiaries by visiting our web sites at www.orkin.com, www.pestdefense.com, www.clarkpest.com, www.orkincanada.ca, www.westernpest.com, www.callnorthwest.com, www.crittercontrol.com, www.indfumco.com,
www.trutechinc.com, www.orkinau.com, www.walthamservices.com, www.opcpest.com, www.permatreat.com, www.safeguardpestcontrol.co.uk, www.aardwolfpestkare.com,
www.cranepestcontrol.com and www.rollins.com. You can also find this and other news releases at www.rollins.com by accessing the news releases button.
Granite delivers one-stop communications solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.6 billion company serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite launched in 2002 and grew quickly by helping businesses to simplify sourcing and management of local and long-distance phone services with one point of contact and one invoice for all their office locations nationwide. Today, Granite is the leader in aggregating Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS) and has extended its unique value proposition – “one company, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of advance business communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and much more. Granite employs more than 2,300 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass., and nine regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.