Says by April 2015, around ten SMBs (with up to ten sites) will test in real conditions for a year a 100% digital plug-and-play SDN offer
Orange Business Services launched its first pilot of a 100% digital and automated SDN solution for small and medium enterprises (SMBs).
By April 2015, around ten SMBs (with up to ten sites) will test in real conditions for a year a 100% digital plug-and-play SDN offer, developed by Orange Business Services. This SDN pilot will be used by these companies to create and manage in real time their Intranet and Internet networks via a web portal. With this simple and secure interface, network managers can also order and customize new virtualized application services of their choice: Internet content filtering, advanced security and antivirus.
This solution will also include the deployment of a private and secure corporate network, offering the best available bandwidth (ADSL, VDSL or fiber) and leveraging a ready-to-use router. Pilot companies will receive advanced support services from the project team.
For this pilot, Orange has deployed in its business dedicated network an SDN controller and virtualized services. The feedback from the project will be leveraged to adjust the positioning and functionalities of the solution to be launched commercially in 2016.
This pilot project is part of a larger program named “SDN for Business” dedicated to formalizing and implementing Orange Business Services’ SDN strategy. SDN is among the top priorities of the Orange Group in defining its network evolution strategy.