Vertel, Nuage team for critical SD-WAN markets
Vertel and Nuage Networks, Nokia’s software-defined network (SDN) venture, will work together to launch SD-WAN services for Vertel’s government, enterprise and service provider customers in July this year.
The move will place Vertel among the first providers in Australia to offer cloud-connected SD-WAN services and enable it to better penetrate the critical network services market.
Vertel’s SD-WAN offering will support a range of enhanced ICT services such as managed security, unified communications, IP-PBX, videoconferencing, carrier-grade WLAN, private LTE, push-to-talk-over-cellular and multiaccess edge computing.
“While the ‘over the top’ SD-WAN alternatives are a good fit for cost-focused SMB customers, our customer base is more driven by the value that high-performing ICT services create for their business,” said Vertel Executive Director Andrew Findlay.
“We benefit from the innovation and flexibility of Nuage while leveraging the experience and broader offerings of Nokia for the integration of their more traditional fixed and mobile offerings.
“We are also excited about the ability to dramatically simplify our customers’ access to and usage of a broad range of private and public cloud services.”
Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Nuage Networks, said it is an important milestone for the company, as Vertel will be the first Nuage SD-WAN service provider in Australia.
“We are excited to support Vertel as it seizes the benefits of SD-WAN to expand its presence in Australia,” he said.
“Vertel will be able to leverage our extensive experience with tier-one service providers around the world as they enter this new phase of offering software-defined services.”
Originally published here.
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