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Vodafone Idea partners with Nokia to support startups with hybid, multi cloud solutions

Vodafone Idea has join hands with Nokia to launch software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) services at the IMC 2019, reported ET.

This step might help startups and enterprises move towards hybrid and multi cloud solutions.

Vodafone Idea will now offer advanced networking and connectivity solutions to increase the speed of deployment, flexibility, control and to securely access applications in a multi-cloud environment.

“This partnership enables us to offer an industry first, multi-tenant, SD-WAN solution which enables enterprises of all sizes to access applications securely across multiple clouds,” said Nick Gliddon, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Vodafone Idea Business Services.

Gliddon also revealed that by using SD-WAN, MSMEs, startups and large enterprises will now be able to leverage a more reliable, multi-transport Wide Area Network (WAN) solution managed through a centralised portal that will provide greater control, agility and speed of deployment with reduced operational cost.

While, some of the key benefits include, seamless connectivity and performance enhancement to clouds such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Service providers often face bandwidth issues such as factor speed and high cost on WAN, thus SD-WAN will act as the best alternative.

“The Virtualized Services Platform by Nokia’s Nuage Networks will enable Vodafone Idea to boost customer connectivity and aide their digital transformation journey. With the Virtualized Services Platform, Vodafone Idea gives control of the network back to the customer, making them more agile, adaptable and flexible, said Nitin Dahiya, Account Director, Nokia India.

The services offered with Nokia is built on Nokia’s Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP).

Furthermore, International Data Corporation report states that SD-WAN market’s reach is expected to touch $4.5 billion by 2022.

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