Showing posts with label Orange Business. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Orange Business. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Orange Business Adds Riverbed SteelConnect to SD-WAN Service

Orange Business will integrate Riverbed SteelConnect technology into its hybrid network portfolio. The two companies are working together to develop a virtual network function (VNF) that customers will be able to deploy on universal customer premise equipment (uCPE) at their site. Full compatibility will be maintained with existing services as enterprises transition applications to the cloud.

Riverbed said its SD-WAN offering, SteelConnect, provides an intelligent and simplified approach to designing, deploying and managing hybrid networks. Application performance is improved by real-time routing using the optimum links available between different networks. SteelConnect also enables zero-touch provisioning, allowing enterprises to set-up global networks quickly with easy management, providing a cost effective and superior end user experience.

The first Orange pilot customers will be connected during the second quarter 2017 using managed SteelConnect appliances. The VNF of the service is scheduled to be available at the end of 2017. This will provide full virtualization and orchestration managed through an easy-to-use ‘self-care’ portal to administer and prioritize applications.

“Historically, Orange and Riverbed have a strong relationship with joint innovation commitments to support developments in the network and cloud. Riverbed is a key partner, and we are working closely with them to integrate their SD-WAN technology into our network. This will provide our customers with yet more choice and simplicity in how they manage their infrastructure,” says Pierre-Louis Biaggi, vice president, Connectivity Business Unit, Orange Business Services.

“With the launch of our SD-WAN solution SteelConnect integrated into Orange’s hybrid network portfolio, Orange and Riverbed continue their journey of co-development aimed at rapidly introducing new services to the market in response to customers’ changing needs as they move more apps and services to the cloud. We look forward to even greater market acceleration as we leverage more of our joint portfolio and explore new options like the Service Delivery Platform announced at Mobile World Congress this year,” said Phil Harris, senior vice president and General Manager, Service Provider Vertical at Riverbed.

http://www.riverbed.com


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Orange Business Expands Public Clouds for Multinationals with Huawei

Orange Business Services announced a new global public cloud offering for multinationals that includes advice, auditing, integration and managed services for cloud infrastructure and applications. The services are based on OpenStack.

The services, which are delivered in partnership with Huawei, will roll out across Western Europe and Southeast Asia in April 2017, followed by the US in October 2017. The Middle East and Africa are scheduled for 2018. In terms of service delivery, Orange will provide the data center facilities, network and security infrastructure, customers’ infrastructure and applications management, and professional services to support cloud  migrations. Huawei will provide  the hardware, develop the technology platform and OpenStack OS, and provide level-three support. Orange said the new offerings complement its existing Orange private cloud portfolio.

“Our customers have a genuine need for an international public cloud offering that will allow them to adapt to the uses imposed by new technologies and meet the challenges of transforming their IT services on a global scale. To continue to support them, it is essential for us to have the best technology, combined with the highest levels of security and services, that can meet the challenges of both digital transformation and international development. By collaborating with Huawei’s OpenStack experts, we are providing a secure and flexible platform built on an open architecture which will enable seamless end-to-end services, less vulnerability to tie in and ultimately more choice,” explains Philippe Laplane, Director of Orange Cloud for Business, Orange Business Services.

http://www.orange.com

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Orange Business Launches "Easy Go" VNFs Internationally

Orange Business Services will launch its Easy Go Network, which provides fully-virtualized network functions (VNF) using SDN technology, in 75 countries by the end of 2016.

The Easy Go Network service, which has been in a year-long trial with customers, allows enterprises to instantly provision virtual network functions (VNF) for branch offices with full digital self-service ordering, customer care and reporting functions via a user-friendly portal. The service includes a plug-and-play router on site, eliminating truck rolls for more flexibility and rapid deployment. Network functions will now be available in minutes at any site.

The service is on-demand and fully flexible with no upfront investment and no minimum revenue commitment. Billing is offered under a month to-month contract.

Typical customers for Easy Go Network include multinational retailers that need to quickly and affordably open new sites, such as concessions or pop-up stores. Easy Go Network allows them to add additional sites or optional virtualized services in less than five minutes.  Enterprises gain full visibility over network usage and one-click security policy enforcement for all sites. And their employees are connected to their tools and ready to engage with end-customers.

At launch, Orange is offering application awareness running on a virtual, adaptive enterprise firewall based on Fortinet Security Fabric technology. The collaboration with Fortinet enables Easy Go Network to offer comprehensive, virtualized security functions, including unified application control, intrusion prevention, web content filtering, spyware prevention and malware defense.

Additional virtualized functions from selected vendors, including application optimization and WiFi management, are slated for launch in 2017.

“Easy Go Network is an evolution of our enhanced hybrid network strategy. It is designed to help businesses anticipate and address their digital needs fast and within budget. We are using an open-standards based approach to develop our SDN and NFV strategy, and we are planning to launch a universal CPE for larger sites next year. Our ultimate goal is an adaptive network, which we will bring to our customers within the next three years,” said Pierre-Louis Biaggi, vice president, Connectivity Business Unit at Orange Business Services.

http://www.orange-business.com/en/press/orange-business-services-accelerates-network-as-a-service-for-businesses-with-international


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