SES Selects ONAP, Amdocs for Open Source SD-WAN

August 05, 2019

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

Innovation in the network is coming at light speed, driving operations to a new day in performance. SD-WAN has made a meteoric rise courtesy of its transformational nature, but now this gateway technology to the cloud age is about to take a much more open approach.

Cloud-based network automation and service orchestration firm SES announced its intention to develop an open, standards-based network automation and service orchestration platform powered Amdocs (News - Alert) NFV tech and built on Open Network Automation Partner (ONAP).

SES is to become the first provider of satellite network solutions to adopt ONAP. Furthermore, in selecting ONAP and leveraging Amdocs on Microsoft (News - Alert) Azure, SES can rapidly activate and scale services offering customers increased agility and faster time to market.

SD-WAN appears to be heading in a decidedly more open direction, since the release of the industry’s standards from the MEF (News - Alert), the space is receiving a must deserved official framework and jump off for further innovation.

“Our vision is to make satellite-based networks a seamless and wholly integrated part of a global, cloud-scale network ecosystem. Central to this vision is an open, automated operational environment that allows our customers to easily create and deliver new, innovative services anywhere,” said JP Hemingway, CEO of SES (News - Alert) Networks. “To make our vision a reality, we are pleased to be the first satellite operator to develop ONAP with Amdocs on Microsoft Azure. SES envisions delivering cloud-scale connectivity services and virtualised network functions such as SD-WAN, virtualised Evolved Packet Core (vEPC), security and more, creating massive value for our customers well into the future.”

Only time will tell what’s next for this transformational technology. As firms put one foot in front of the other in hopes of entering the cloud era SD-WAN serves as the perfect step toward the digital age.

What’s in your WAN?

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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