e-Qual taps Nuage Networks to deploy global SD-WAN services

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Nokia’s Nuage Networks has formed a technology partnership with e-Qual, a French hybrid network services provider, to provide SD-WAN services in over 60 countries worldwide.

This service is based on the Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) solution and is managed independently of underlying enterprise WAN services. e-Qual’s enterprise customers will have a single consistent management interface for all their operations, with complete flexibility to manage their own connectivity, including branch access over the public internet.

Over 75% of enterprises are moving their operations from private data centers to the cloud. Many of their branch operations now rely on the public internet for WAN connectivity. The Nuage Networks SD-WAN solution provides e-Qual’s customers with a managed service platform for unified control and management of their global network operations – cloud, headquarters, branch offices and remote users – independent of the WAN services used.

The Nokia Nuage Networks VNS will provide e-Qual with automation, improved flexibility, application-aware routing and per-application security. The solution provides e-Qual’s customers with a fully-managed SD-WAN service with a self-service VPN portal to quickly and securely connect branch employees with central cloud-based applications and services, worldwide.

Philippe de Lussy, CEO of e-Qual, said: “We are excited to form this technology partnership with Nokia. The Nuage Networks SD-WAN solution provides us and our customers with openness, scalability and the agility that today’s market conditions demand.”

Sunil Khandekar, founder and CEO of Nuage Networks from Nokia, said: “As a pure managed services player, e-Qual is redefining the market for enterprise WAN services. Our technology provides a flexible and open SD-WAN infrastructure for e-Qual to deliver the business services that allow its enterprise customers to move to the cloud with the agility and visibility they need.”


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