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Orange Business Services and Cisco have started a partnership to develop SD-LAN solutions in the Open Labs program. With the solutions, the two companies want to help customers transform their local area network (LAN) to a more flexible and powerful software defined LAN (SD-LAN).

The solutions of Orange Business Services and Cisco are focused on the business challenges of customers. The solutions also focus on challenges related to network automation, analysis and security. SD-LAN gives users a centrally managed, wired and wireless network architecture. This network architecture is easier to integrate, operate and implement. This allows companies to work faster and smarter.

Use cases

SD-LAN offers secure access to a device and a good user experience anytime, anywhere, according to Orange Business Services and Cisco. According to Sachin Gupta, senior vice president of product management, Enterprise Networking at Cisco, SD-LAN enables multi-domain segmentation, automation and analysis. This enables further safety and optimal application experiences as well as reduced costs, according to Gupta.

By leveraging our proven success with Flexible SDWAN, we want to make an end-to-end network journey in an optimized, customizable business network environment,” said Pierre-Louis Biaggi, Vice President Connectivity Solutions at Orange Business Services.

There are several use cases for SD-LAN. For example, it solves implementation and visibility problems for campus Wi-Fi networks. SD-LAN can effectively monitor services, access and use on networks and anticipate essential upgrades. It also provides secure, identity-driven access and recognizes users, things and devices that want to access the network. For example, it is possible to grant or revoke access via WiFi groups for guests.

Orange Open Labs

The Orange Open Labs, where the solutions are developed, help companies explore their future connectivity and performance opportunities in a safe and secure environment, thanks to a global mix of physical and virtual resources for innovation and development. Eighty percent of these companies use the Open Lab for an SD-WAN proof of concept to roll out SD-WAN pilots with Orange Business Services.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.