The current pace of technological evolution presents the typical enterprise IT organization with many opportunities and many challenges. The availability of cost-effective, feature-rich VPN services provides enhanced capability to expand regionally, streamline operations and take advantage of globalization opportunities. Due to the critical nature of these business services, a practical solution to manage application traffic is essential.

Exponential-e is the first U.K. provider to offer its business customers an application performance management capability delivered from within its own network. This technical paper details the benefits available to Exponential-e's customers, as well as how the capability is deployed. The service provider is able to offer this key differentiator, which Exponential-e calls A3, following significant investment in Alcatel-Lucent's Application-Assured Business VPN Services solution and through joint collaborative working.