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Nuage Networks, the Nokia venture focused on software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, announced a significant addition to its roster of global financial customers with its first SDN-based, large enterprise project win in China with China Pacific Insurance Company (CPIC), the country's second-largest property insurance company.
The private cloud SDN project, won via Nokia Shanghai Bell, will use Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) in two CPIC data centers: one to integrate the dispersed IT systems of 82 branch offices into one unified private cloud platform, and the second to assist in building and testing the company cloud for R&D. As a result, CPIC can achieve improved flexibility, agility and security, all while simplifying network operations and lowering IT costs.
“Nuage Networks VSP has a clear momentum in the telecoms industry, and we’re excited to bring that same technology to large enterprises here in China, in this case helping CPIC deliver a unified cloud experience,” said Jin Jian, head of the Enterprise & Public Sector unit at Nokia Shanghai Bell.
“Working with a top insurer like CPIC serves as an excellent reference for the broader industry, and we see this as an opportunity to win more large enterprise projects in China, continuing Nokia’s push into vertical markets beyond the telecoms space,” Jian added.
Nuage Networks VSP will enhance CPIC's efficiency by increasing scale and reducing errors with a centralized policy manager. The solution gives CPIC and other financial institutions greater agility to automate the configuration, management and optimization of virtual networks, including security services for individual applications and workloads.
The contract builds on Nokia's track-record of helping financial services companies to digitally transform, a key focus of the company as it expands its customer base beyond the traditional telecommunications sphere. Deployment started in August 2017.
Canadian telco TELUS and Nuage Networks from Nokia have joined forces to launch TELUS Network as a Service (NaaS), a new software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution that enables businesses to virtually build, manage and cloud-optimize their networks quickly, easily and cost-effectively through a flexible self-serve platform.
For Canadian businesses, establishing or expanding a network, or changing its configuration, can be a complex, expensive and time-consuming process. In fact, according to IDC Analyst Connection, 80 percent of Canadian organizations agree that simplifying management of their networks would be a significant business benefit.
At a time where IT teams and budgets are already stretched thin, a new network initiative can divert IT resources and focus from strategic projects that drive growth and profitability, claims TELUS.
“Businesses looking to grow can be challenged by lengthy lead times and the complex IT required to build or change a network,” said Navin Arora, Senior Vice-President of Business Solutions at TELUS.
“TELUS Network as a Service is a game-changer for Canadian businesses, helping them optimize their IT and reduce costs. Our cloud-based integrated connectivity platform is fast, easy to install and has self-serve capabilities; making it convenient for businesses looking for managed services.”
TELUS NaaS can reduce network deployment time by up to 80 percent, and provides full line of sight to network performance data. Businesses can enjoy cloud-optimization through improved network performance and customizable policies that ensure mission-critical traffic, like VoIP, is prioritized over other types of traffic.
Robust firewalls along with a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee and automatic wireless LTE backup in the event the primary connection fails ensures data is safe and protected to prevent costly system downtime.
The solution can be installed over any TELUS Internet solution and those of most other providers, making it available to businesses across Canada.
“TELUS is seizing the benefits of SD-WAN technology and the greater automation and flexibility it brings to its business customers,” said Nuage Networks from Nokia founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sunil Khandekar. “Our technology provides a flexible and open SD-WAN infrastructure that can serve as a foundation for TELUS’ next-generation WAN offerings.”
Nokia announced that it has been selected by Vodafone to be a global supplier of software-defined networking (SDN). Nuage Networks - the Nokia SDN venture - will be the supplier for SDN for the datacenter. As part of the selection, a VPN+ live pilot project with Vodafone is also underway, which will demonstrate the benefits of SD-WAN in providing leading-edge NFV and IoT applications.
The Nuage Networks Virtualized Service Platform (VSP), which will be at the heart of the Vodafone deployments, is the only network virtualization, SDN and automation solution offering a single framework to provide policy-based automation across both the datacenter and WAN. It empowers customers to transform their IT and build truly automated and agile application delivery and cloud networks.
The end-to-end policy-based automation provided by VSP, across datacenter, WAN sites and public cloud providers, delivers synergy across network offerings, such as MPLS VPN and hybrid WAN services as well as hosted cloud services, by leading service providers such as Vodafone and other large cloud providers.
"We look forward to working closely with Nokia on the successful roll-out of our Vodafone Ocean implementation and our new SD-WAN with our enterprise customers," said David Amzallag, head of network virtualization, Vodafone Group. "An open, multi-vendor SDN infrastructure is key for delivering better, faster and smarter services to our customers."
The Nuage Networks VSP solution enables high-performance, reliable SDN and policy-based automation for cloud deployments at scale, and provides seamless virtual overlay networking across on-premises and public cloud environments as well as remote WAN sites for end-to-end automation and application delivery.
It also supports a range of cloud orchestration platforms for infrastructure-wide automation, including OpenStack and CloudStack open source platforms, and it works across heterogeneous application platforms and workload types, including virtual machines, containers and bare metal applications to minimize disruption and accelerate cloud-readiness.
The data center and cloud networking framework of the VSP - Virtualized Cloud Services (VCS) - automates the configuration, management and optimization of virtual networks, including security services that provide tenant isolation and access controls to individual applications and workloads.
A centralized policy manager and SDN controller automate configuration and tuning of network and security devices, accelerating IT tasks, increasing scale and reducing errors. VCS integrates with a broad range of open source reference architectures and management solutions to deliver virtual networking and automation in a highly scalable cloud environment.
"Nokia started the SDN/NFV journey with Vodafone more than three years ago, so we are now honored to be selected as a partner and to be awarded as a global supplier for SDN solutions," said Sunil Khandekar, founder and chief executive officer of Nuage Networks from Nokia. "We are pleased that our Nuage Networks solution is Vodafone's top selection to transform their datacenter applications and VPN+ service offer with the highest levels of agility, simplicity and automated flexibility for all users."