Verizon launches SDN/NFV services in Australia


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Friday, 22 July, 2016


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Verizon Enterprise Solutions has launched a line of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV) based Virtual Network Services in Australia and globally.

The company, the enterprise services division of US-based telecommunications giant Verizon, will deliver network functions as-a-service to enterprise customers.

Virtual Network Services are supported by technology partners including Cisco, Juniper Networks, Fortinet, Riverbed, Palo Alto Networks and Viptela.

Through these arrangements the company is providing virtual network services including security, virtual wide area network (vWAN) optimisation, software-defined WAN and universal customer premises equipment (uCPE). These can be deployed across public, private and wireless networks.

The service makes use of self-service portals to streamline the deployment process. It is capable of scaling to meet the needs of businesses with hundreds or even thousands of locations.

Verizon Vice President Shawn Hakl commented that the company is adapting to the changes taking place in the networking industry.

“The way in which network services are delivered is going through an unprecedented shift — the biggest we’ve seen since the broad adoption of MPLS. Today the network is transitioning to a virtualised model using similar technology that drove the disruption in the data centre market,” he said.

“With our new solution set, enterprises will be able to balance agility, performance, cost and security necessitated by the growth of mobile-to-cloud applications and the Internet of Things.”

Image courtesy of Eric Hauser under CC

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