IMS Networks choose Huawei WAN SDN solution for challenge of digital transformation
France’s IMS Networks publicly announced at CeBIT 2016 that it would use Huawei NE40E high-end routers and WAN SDN solution to build a new-generation IP backbone network.
The aim is to provide the best WAN services for enterprise customers facing the challenges of digital transformation.
IMS Networks is a 15 year-old ISP serving the south of France. It provides high-end services to meet WAN requirements of enterprise customer, including VPN, network security, bandwidth wholesale, high speed broadband and IP services consulting and training. IMS Networks constantly strives to innovate and develop techno-economic solution to ensure that its network service capabilities are industry-leading.
In the last few years, it has grown from a local business to become a national player. IMS Networks CTO, Nicolas Douville stated that IMS Networks “is delighted to join Huawei SDN open ecosystem and establish a long-term co-operation with Huawei”.
In the digital and cloud era, more and more enterprise services are being digitalised and made available online, and enterprise ICT systems are being virtualised, centralised and migrated to clouds. At the same time, enterprises are being more dispersed geographically with the number of mobile and branch offices of enterprises are increasing rapidly with the number of increasing rapidly.
These factors are causing great changes of enterprise traffic patterns. The proportion of network connections and data traversing through WANs is increasing rapidly and will be over 90% of the whole data traffic by 2020. High-speed, high-performance, reliable and secure WANs are the arteries and critical infrastructure of supporting enterprise digital transformation and cloud transformation and guaranteeing best user experience of digitalised services and cloud applications.
The era of new-generation WANs is on its way. Leading ICT service providers and enterprises are beginning to build new-generation IP and optical backbone networks. To support traffic growth and business innovation over the next 5 to 10 years, IMS Networks has chosen Huawei’s high-end NE40E router and WAN SDN solution to build its new-generation IP backbone network.
IMS Networks believes that in today’s rapidly changing world, the real challenge for an enterprise is not to own a WAN, but to ensure that the WAN is continuously reliable, efficient, and secure at all time. Using Huawei’s best-in-class NE40E routers, IMS Networks’ new-generation IP backbone will provide higher bandwidth, higher port density and higher scalability.
But more importantly, with Huawei’s industry leading WAN SDN solution, IMS Networks will possess the first SDN-based IP backbone network in France, which allows it to provide agile VPN and bandwidth on demand (BOD) services that meet enterprises’ site-to-site, site-to-Internet, site-to-DC, and DC-to-DC interconnection needs. In addition, the SDN-based IP backbone network will guarantee SLAs in real-time, maximise bandwidth utilisation, simplify operation and maintenance, and greatly increase operation efficiency.
Huawei continues to lead the industry in WAN SDN solutions and has received recognition from customers worldwide with successful deployment. It has successfully deployed SDN solutions on WANs at leading enterprises and operators such as Baidu, Tencent, Telefonica, China Telecom, China Unicom, China Mobile and more. By the end of 2015, Huawei has engaged in 162 SDN-related projects across the world, covering multiple scenarios such as data centers, WANs, enterprise leased lines, and metro edges.
Meanwhile, Huawei is striving to build an open, cooperative, win-win SDN industry ecosystem. As one of the founding members of ONOS, Huawei helped initiate the open source software project, the first carrier-class SDN controller platform in the industry. In February 2016, Huawei, together with Linux Foundation and leading operators and solution providers, proposed to initiate the open source software project OPEN-Orchestrator (OPEN-O), the industry’s first SDN/NFV end-to-end service orchestrator platform.
CeBIT 2016 is being held in Hanover, Germany, from March 14 to 18. Huawei’s pavilion is located at B54 of Hall 2, with the theme “Leading New ICT, Building A Better Connected World”.
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