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Verizon claims to bring more profits to enterprises with SD-WAN


Verizon, the American broadband and telecommunications company, recently announced the accomplishment of implementing Network Function Virtualization OpenStack cloud deployment across five of its US data centers. This move is expected to serve a dual purpose: enhancing its network architecture and laying the foundation for new enterprise services.

To further its global deployments to meet the company’s complex network requirements and transform its own architecture, Verizon has announced the launch of two new services- SD-WAN and bandwidth on demand connectivity- to implement software-based elements into its service delivery process.

In February, the telco company brought in the SD-WAN service with Viptela, intended to allow enterprises to use the network connections of their choice, including MPLS, wireless LTE, broadband, and Ethernet. Together, the two companies provide SD-WAN services across Verizon’s global IP network and a network of partners including over 400 Ethernet partners globally, over 60 broadband suppliers and 20 wireless providers globally. Verizon’s OpenStack deployment will benefit the deployment of SDN/NFV services for the enterprise.

Shawn Hakl, Vice President of Innovation and new product for Verizon, said, “Verizon’s OpenStack deployment underpins how Verizon deploys SDN/NFV services for the enterprise.” “We’ve made a lot of strides in our deployment of SDN/NFV-based services in 2015,” Hakl said in a blog post.

The on-demand capability lets enterprises directly get connectivity to various cloud service providers in the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. So enterprises can now allocate additional bandwidth on a private network to support the cloud provider relationships and refine applications that help them meet their business needs.

Verizon is currently offering the new services in the US, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The new services aim to give customers a means to “mix and match” private and public IP connections. These elements will be based on the enterprise’s geographic location, bandwidth and application service availability needs.

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