Sony Selects Orange SD-WAN for Network Transformation

July 09, 2019

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

Certain colors speak to us – we all have a favorite. Maybe it’s blue or red. Maybe it is orange you like the best. Some protest love for color orange, as it denotes energy and warmth. Bringing together the happiness of yellow and warmth of red, orange offers much in the way of enthusiasm for people far and wide, but what about the network?

Sony seems to be quite the fan of orange, announcing this week the selection of Orange Business Services (News - Alert) to transform and consolidate infrastructure courtesy of the Orange Flexible SD-WAN solution.

“Orange innovation, integration capabilities and international network are the catalysts that will allow us for the first time to bring our regional operating companies under one umbrella,” exclaimed Makoto Toyoda, Chief Information Officer, Sony Group. “Only Orange could deliver a platform with the scale and scope to cover all the moving pieces of our international business. It’s a transformative move on our part that opens the way for us to embrace new forms of IT innovation that will push the company forward.”

Orange will connect Sony’s over 500 locations spanning 50 countries and five continents. As Sony’s principal global provider, Orange promises exceptional performance, security and scalability. The SD-WAN platform will provide automation and intelligence, in addition to future proofing the network, Orange will collaborate with the Sony IT team to provide end-to-end visibility and offer the organization global service agility.

“Sony is forging a strong, new path with its global SD-WAN infrastructure,” noted Rob Willcock, President of the Americas, Orange Business Services. “We are pleased Sony chose Orange as its key partner in their transformation, and we are ready to step in and bring immediate clarity to their worldwide communications network. Orange has the technology, reach and people to make that possible for customers inside and outside the U.S.”

Orange is delivering on expectations of the digital age – whether or not it happens to be your favorite color – and now Sony is about to see what an agile, transparent and secure network can offer.

What’s in your WAN?

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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