Making a change to the usual SDN acronym, “Siemens Digitalisation Network” is provided by Orange Business Services. Covering 1500 sites, 94 countries and preparing Siemens for “Industry 4.0”, the network is based on SD-WAN providing a flexible and scalable infrastructure.
“As a globally operating company with subsidiaries and divisions all over the world, we need a reliable and flexible communication network that is a critical business enabler and can evolve with our growing business. We chose Orange Business Services because we see it as a prime partner with the ability to deliver seamless worldwide SD-WAN coverage with the highest degree of security standards – especially to protect against threats from the Internet, quality of service, local support and an attractive price-performance ratio. We were also impressed by the flexibility and the service level Orange Business Services has been providing as a trusted partner to Siemens over the past several years.” – Frederik Janssen, Head of IT Infrastructure Portfolio and Strategy, Siemens
The €240mn deal is also mentioned by Light Reading (Siemens Goes All-In on Orange SD-WAN), Infotechlead (Orange Business signs 240 million euros SD-WAN deal with Siemens), and more recently SDxCentral (Siemens Trades in MPLS for Orange SD-WAN in $294mn contract).