Telefonica Taking on Transformation

May 07, 2018

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

There’s no question that network operations are heading in a distinctly software-defined direction. Innovation is push the capability envelope, and growing adoption rates of maturing technologies like, SD-WAN are painting quite the vivid image of the future. Growing popularity is impetus to a rapidly expanding space, where the competition is fierce and often the product portfolio can is a key differentiator.

Today, Telefónica Spain announced a collaboration with Nuage Networks, which results in the extension of its infrastructure to create an elastic, open, agile and secure network to include software-defined data centers (SDDC). The Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VCS) solution enables Telefónica to deliver software-defined WAN and enterprise cloud infrastructure.

Joaquín Mata, director of operations, network and IT at Telefónica España noted, "To meet the rapidly emerging business requirements for agility and on-demand deployments, we moved aggressively to build our business connectivity services around a new cloud-based architecture. Nuage Networks provided us with a highly scalable SDN architecture that could support all our services across all our regions without disruption."  

The VCS is OpenStack compliant, fully certified with Red Hat (News - Alert) Enterprise Linux OpenStack platform, and offers automation, security and QoS. Moreover, add seamless cloud interconnection between private data centers, Public Clouds and Telefónica SDDC to meet the mounting demands of our digital era.

Leveraging a single common Networks Virtualized Services Platform, beyond SD-WAN and SDDC, the stage is set for massive network automation and multi-tenancy with the promise of secure SDN infrastructure.

Sunil Khandekar, founder and chief executive officer of Nuage Networks from Nokia (News - Alert), explained, "The IT, communications and service needs of today's enterprises have much higher demands than just a few years ago and therefore require new technologies to support them. We worked closely with Telefónica to assure the Nuage Networks SDN solutions address the requirements of its entire network infrastructure from the data center to remote WAN sites around the globe.”

Software is eating the network, and over the coming years, collaboration, competition and acquisitions will tell the tale of this exploding arena.

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Edited by Maurice Nagle