|[March 15, 2017]
Orange Business Services and Riverbed Bring SD-WAN to Hybrid Networks
Business Services is strengthening its hybrid network offering with
software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology from its partner Riverbed
Technology. The new solution will enable Orange (News - Alert) customers to
simplify the management of their hybrid networks and optimize the
performance of both corporate and cloud applications. This launch is a
key part of the Orange network-as-a-service strategy, and the solution
will be available globally.
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To deliver this SD-WAN service, Orange will integrate Riverbed (News - Alert)
SteelConnect technology into its hybrid network portfolio. The two
companies are working together to develop a virtual network function
(VNF) that customers will be able to deploy on universal customer
premise equipment (uCPE) at their site. Full compatibility will be
maintained with existing services as enterprises transition applications
to the cloud.
Riverbed's SD-WAN offering, SteelConnect,
provides an intelligent and simplified approach to designing, deploying
and managing hybrid networks. Application performance is improved by
real-time routing using the optimum links available between different
networks. SteelConnect also enables zero-touch provisioning, allowing
enterprises to set-up global networks quickly with easy management,
providing a cost effective and superior end user experience.
The first Orange pilot customers will be connected during the second
quarter 2017 using managed SteelConnect appliances. The VNF of the
service is scheduled to be available at the end of 2017. This will
provide full virtualization and orchestration managed through an
easy-to-use 'self-care' portal to administer and prioritize applications.
This new solution builds upon the acceleration provided by Riverbed
Enterprise Application Management (EAM) for cloud applications on Orange
Business VPN Galerie. New features will enhance the management of
cloud access services together with the ability to mix connectivity
between private and public networks.
"Historically, Orange and Riverbed have a strong relationship with joint
innovation commitments to support developments in the network and cloud.
Riverbed is a key partner, and we are working closely with them to
integrate their SD-WAN technology into our network. This will provide
our customers with yet more choice and simplicity in how they manage
their infrastructure," says Pierre-Louis Biaggi, vice president,
Connectivity Business Unit, Orange Business Services (News - Alert).
"With the launch of our SD-WAN solution SteelConnect integrated into
Orange's hybrid network portfolio, Orange and Riverbed continue their
journey of co-development aimed at rapidly introducing new services to
the market in response to customers' changing needs as they move more
apps and services to the cloud. We look forward to even greater market
acceleration as we leverage more of our joint portfolio and explore new
options like the Service Delivery Platform announced at Mobile World
Congress this year," said Phil Harris, senior vice president and General
Manager, Service Provider Vertical at Riverbed.
Riverbed enables organizations to modernize
their networks and applications with industry-leading SD-WAN,
application acceleration, and visibility solutions. Riverbed's platform
allows enterprises to transform application and cloud performance into a
competitive advantage by maximizing employee productivity and leveraging
IT to create new forms of operational agility. At more than $1 billion
in annual revenue, Riverbed's 28,000+ customers include 97% of the
Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.
Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein
are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used
herein belong to their respective owners.
About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the
B2B branch of the Orange Group, and its 21,000 employees, is focused on
supporting the digital transformation of multinational enterprises and
French SMEs across five continents. Orange Business Services is not only
an infrastructure operator, but also a technology integrator and a
value-added service provider. It offers companies digital solutions that
help foster collaboration within their teams (collaborative workspaces
and mobile workspaces), better serve their customers (enriched customer
relations and business innovation), and support their projects (enriched
connectivity, flexible IT and cyberdefense). The integrated technologies
that Orange Business Services offer range from Software Defined Networks
(SDN/NFV), Big Data and IoT, to cloud computing, unified communications
and collaboration, as well as cybersecurity. Orange Business Services
customers include over 3,000 renowned multinational corporations at an
international level and over two million professionals, companies and
local communities in France.
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Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with
annual sales of 40.9 billion euros in 2016 and has 263 million customers
in 29 countries at 31 December 2016. Orange is listed on Euronext Paris
(symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
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