Orange delivers SD-WAN for Siemens

Orange delivers SD-WAN for Siemens

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- 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

Orange’s press release (Siemens AG extends contract with Orange Business Services for global SD-WAN infrastructure to support its digital transformation).

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).

Updated: 22 March 2018 to add quote from Orange press-release and additional sources
John Dixon

John Dixon is the Principal Consultant of thirteen-ten nanometre networks Ltd, based in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. He has a wide range of experience, (including, but not limited to) operating, designing and optimizing systems and networks for customers from global to domestic in scale. He has worked with many international brands to implement both data centres and wide-area networks across a range of industries. He is currently supporting a major SD-WAN vendor on the implementation of an environment supporting a major global fast-food chain.

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