Telefónica deploys Network-as-a-Service for Arlanxeo
Arlanxeo, a synthetic elastomer company in the Netherlands, has chosen Telefónica Business Solutions for the deployment of Network-as-a-Service solutions.
Under the 5-year contract, the solutions will cover eleven countries across four continents and includes the global delivery of SD-WAN, LAN, Wifi, IP Telephony and embedded managed end-to-end security.
“We are very proud and privileged to have been selected by Arlanxeo,” said Juan Vicente Martin, director of multinational customers at Telefónica. “This agreement reflects our commitment to supporting our customers in their business transformation and ensuring we deliver world-class network-as-a-service solutions, built around the new digital core”
Through this collaboration Arlanxeo now has future proof communications that allows their business to scale as well as secure enhanced collaboration and efficiencies across more than 20 production sites all supported by a new digital core network.
“With Telefónica we are delighted to have found a committed partner with extensive digital service experience, who will support us leveraging digital communication solutions throughout our business,” added Hermann Schuster, chief digital officer and head of IT at Arlanxeo.
Specifically, Telefónica is set to deliver, a redundant SD-WAN network serving various global businesses and production locations, WAN2Cloud and Multi-Cloud management including SAP-HANA, MS Azure and O365, and IP Telephony delivered through an intelligent Hosted Collaboration Service platform. In addition, it also features Managed Security Services, covering Cloud based Web Security Gateways, Network Access Control- and Secure DDI-Systems, to name a few.
Additionally, the new Network-as-a-Service model has been personalised for Arlanxeo reflecting the specific needs of its manufacturing business. For example, it continually wants to leverage edge communication platforms across its vast supply chain and manufacturing sites, enabling it to optimise its own production processes.
The news comes some months after Telefónica unveiled its new 5-point plan to consolidate business activities and a strategy to prepare it for industry 4.0. Part of this plan is the formation of Telefónica Tech, a newly created unit for the B2B segment focused on cybersecurity, IoT and Big Data, and cloud. The company says that it wants to foster the digital services that are highly demanded by companies.