Contrail Selected to Support Vodafone SD-WAN Services

September 25, 2018

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

Automated, secure and scalable are three of the primary WAN characteristics sought after by the digtial first enterprise. Seek no further than SD-WAN, which is why we continue to see healthy growth in a rapidly maturing market.

Vodafone (News - Alert) continues construction of its ‘Ready Network’, enterprise-focused SDN portfolio with the addition of Juniper’s Contrail SD-WAN Solution providing a foundation.

Vodafone chose Juniper Networks (News - Alert) Contrail SD-WAN solution for its Contrail Service Orchestration to manage Vodafone SD-WAN services infrastructure for the enterprises, offering each enterprise customer a customized self-service portal.  The orchestration solution brings together security controls and policies across hybrid WAN connections – 4G/LTE (News - Alert) wireless, MPLS, IPsec, and broadband internet.  

Each customer location will deploy the Juniper Networks NFX Series Network Services Platform too allow for virtualized WAN service creation as well as the ability to host virtual next-gen firewall and cloud-based threat detection. Easily deployed and integrated with Contrail, the NFX series is vital to enterprise customers.

"We see SD-WAN as an important capability for many of our enterprise customers and believe that Juniper offers a feature-rich, cloud-enabled secure networking uCPE portfolio that will help us to provide those customers with strong, flexible and agile solutions as they move through complex digital transformations,” explained Vodafone Enterprise Products and Solutions Director Justin Shields.

Enterprise networking is a competitive, cloudy and constantly evolving space, where software defined networking solutions are surging. Vodafone is vying to plant a flag in the arena with an eye toward a future filled with 5G, industrial IoT, Big Data & More.  

"Enterprise customers are looking for simplicity, functionality and optimized TCO (total cost of ownership) as they come to grips with building flexible cloud capabilities into their infrastructure. Vodafone's SD-WAN solution provided by Juniper delivers just that, with reduced hardware requirements, innovative use of the cloud and software-defined infrastructure," noted Luca Claretti, Global Account Director for Vodafone Group at Juniper Networks

What’s in your WAN?

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Edited by Maurice Nagle

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