Nuage Networks from Nokia has formed a technology partnership with e-Qual, a French hybrid network services provider. This will provide SD-WAN services in over 60 countries worldwide. This service is based on the Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) solution and is managed independently of underlying enterprise WAN services.
e-Qual’s enterprise customers will have a single consistent management interface for all their operations, with complete flexibility to manage their own connectivity, including branch access over the public internet.
Based on statistics, there are over 75% of enterprises moving their operations from private data centers to the cloud. Many of their branch operations now rely on the public internet for WAN connectivity. Nokia’s Nuage Networks will provide e-Qual’s customers with a managed service platform. This gives a unified control and management of their global network operations. This includes cloud, headquarters, branch offices and remote users – independent of the WAN services used.
Philippe de Lussy, CEO of e-Qual, said: “We are excited to form this technology partnership with Nokia.” He said that the partnership will benefit their customers with openness, scalability and the agility that today’s market conditions demand.
Sunil Khandekar, founder and CEO of Nuage Networks from Nokia, said: “As a pure managed services player, e-Qual is redefining the market for enterprise WAN services. It will allow its enterprise customers to move to the cloud with the agility and visibility they need.”
The Finnish company will provide e-Qual with automation, improved flexibility, application-aware routing and per-application security. It has a self-service VPN portal to quickly and securely connect branch employees with central cloud-based applications and services, worldwide.