Cisco SD-WAN Selected to Support NTT East Managed SD-WAN Services

March 31, 2020

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

SD-WAN is wooing organizations far and wide with the promise of digital transformation. As COVID-19 continues to run roughshod over much of the globe, the network is our lifeline. It keeps us connected with our loved ones, communities and colleagues, providing peace of mind and productivity.

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT (News - Alert) East) announced the selection of Cisco SD-WAN powered by Viptela for its new managed SD-WAN services joining the NTT East VPN service portfolio for enterprises.

Mr. Naoki Shibutani, Senior Executive Vice President, Representative Director, NTT EAST explained, "We are very pleased to create this new service by collaborating with Cisco (News - Alert) to deliver its SD-WAN solution to solve corporate challenges from workstyle reform, security measures, and labor shortage. With these enhancements, we are committed to continuing to provide secure, reliable and optimized network services to solve challenges that society faces."

In an effort to ease the enterprise cloud transition – and migration mobile – NTT brought together the Cisco SD-WAN Controller, Cisco ISR 1100 series router, Cisco CSR (News - Alert) 1000v and Cisco Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI). NTT East will leverage the components as its managed SD-WAN base, allowing NTT East to develop a virtualized platform capable of delivering flexible, secure network access.

Available by July 2020, the managed SD-WAN service promises end-to-end support and management via Cisco Customer Experience Team. For an enterprise seeking accelerated, user-friendly access to the digital age, the service sounds like a pretty good fit.

"We are pleased to collaborate with NTT East to offer new managed SD-WAN services that support business efficiency and advance digital transformation," noted Ichiro Nakagawa, Vice President, Cisco Service Provider Business in Japan.

What’s in your WAN?

The benefits of and technology required to enable distributed workforces will be featured at SD-WAN Expo 2021.  This will be the fourth edition of SD-WAN Expo, coming to the brand new Miami Beach Convention Center, June 22-25, 2021, as part of the TechSuperShow.  The fourth edition of SD-WAN Expo will expand on many of the topics enterprise leaders need to know surrounding their connectivity needs, including deployment models, evolving standards, SASE, practitioner case studies, and more. The collection of TechSuperShow events – SD-WAN Expo, ITEXPOFuture of Work ExpoThe Blockchain EventMSP Expo, and more – deliver an unprecedented educational and networking opportunity, where business leaders have access to all the technology that is helping businesses drive success.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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