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Bouygues Telecom Entreprises joins forces with Versa Networks to propose the best SD-WAN for corporate networks

by Anthony Weaver
Bouygues Telecom Entreprises is constantly on the hunt for innovations to boost the digital growth of companies and today announces the signing of a strategic partnership with the SD-WAN benchmark player, Versa Networks. Thanks to the technological contribution of this pure player, Bouygues Telecom Entreprises will be in a position to propose a simple, powerful and innovative solution to companies looking for centralized and secure control of their own networks.

Even if a small number of companies has already implemented this type of solution, SD-WAN is looking to be the hot topic for 2019 given the clear enthusiasm being shown by French companies. IT managers are looking for increased autonomy, flexibility and simplicity in the control of their equipment and distributed environments, which heralds a major change in the field of corporate networks. This is an opportunity that Bouygues Telecom Entreprises fully intends to grasp.

SD-WAN is an emerging but rapidly growing market, with 40% of companies considering implementing an SD-WAN solution in the next twelve months, according to a Gartner survey. It would appear to be the answer to the needs of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) whose profession has undergone considerable change. The spread of the cloud and SaaS mode has made their role more complex and for CIOs, statically configured networks are no longer good enough.

Bouygues Telecom Entreprises is therefore looking to produce a specific SD-WAN proposal to help CIOs address the numerous agility, availability, security and cost control constraints they face on a daily basis. With the support of the leader in this field, Versa Networks, Bouygues Telecom Entreprises becomes the operator in France capable of offering the best solution for corporate networks. They will they be able to benefit from the following advantages:

·        AVAILABILITY / PRIORITIZATION OF STREAMS: Multiplication of types of connections and technologies for dynamic redirection of application streams according to their application-specific quality thresholds.

·        SECURITY: To take advantage of the SD-WAN functions, local internet access is required. The security of this local access is thus one of the native components of SD-WAN solutions.

·        CLOUD INTER-OPERABILITY: Interconnection with a private or public cloud is as simple as connecting a new terminal to your local area network, owing to virtualization of the machines.

·        DEPLOYMENT: The deployment phase is generally critical and complex when building or migrating a private corporate network. SD-WAN significantly improves these operations owing to its ability to manage networks regardless of the operators, routes, or technologies and the total autonomy offered to the customer.

·        MANAGEMENT INTERFACE: The entire WAN is displayed on-line via a web portal. All the management, routing, security and supervision rules are then accessible and can be controlled directly by the end-customers.

The first pilots for the solution developed by Bouygues Telecom Entreprises are planned for the spring, with the product being launched next autumn.

“The more companies opt for multi-cloud and SaaS applications, the more they will need a SD-WAN solution, as they will be looking to ensure secure automation and simplification of the architecture of their network, states Kelly Ahuja, CEO of Versa Networks. This market is growing throughout France, in all business sectors. We are therefore delighted to have been chosen by Bouygues Telecom Entreprises as a strategic partner to provide their corporate customers with SD-WAN services.”

“Because tomorrow’s information systems will demand greater flexibility, security and throughput, our SD-WAN solution offers a simple, powerful and innovative corporate networks alternative for these customers, adds François TREUIL, Managing Director of Bouygues Telecom Entreprises. We are continually looking to propose the best technology for our customers. This is why we wanted one of the market leaders and for us, Versa Networks was the obvious choice.”

About Bouygues Telecom Entreprises

Bouygues Telecom Entreprises is the number three B2B telecom operator in France. As a creator of networks and innovative fixed and mobile solutions, its role is to assist is customers and simplify their digital growth, while meeting their service continuity needs. Its national Fixed IP network, the quality of its 4G Mobile network covering 99% of the population and its nationwide presence – in Paris and in the regions – make Bouygues Telecom Entreprises a front-line challenger. Its 1100 staff and its network of 90 approved distributor agencies help their customers on the one hand with choosing, installing and monitoring their telecom and IT solutions and, on the other, with adopting new usages. A community of more than 2 million professionals and companies has already been won over by its user-centric culture and the care and attention that Bouygues Telecom Entreprises pays to anticipating the needs of CIOs.

To find out more: www.bouyguestelecom-entreprises.fr

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About Versa Networks

Versa Networks is an innovative player in secure cloud architecture, with a new generation of platforms combining cloud, network and security services. This visionary solution, that is unique on the market, means that companies no longer need their WAN networks and can achieve greater business agility, modernize their network infrastructure and benefit from advantages in terms of total cost. The company has so far sold 150,000 licenses worldwide through a network of service providers, partners and companies. Versa Networks is a private company owned and financed by Sequoia Capital, Mayfiles, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures.


To find out more: www.versa-networks.com

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