Orange accelerates cloud VPNs with SDN

10 June 2016 |

Orange Business Services has integrated its acceleration service, Enterprise Application Management (EAM) Riverbed, into its business virtual private network Galerie to improve the user experience for enterprise cloud users.

Enterprises moving from on-site applications to software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) models need their data to be secure and expect the same experience as if their data were stored locally. Cloud acceleration allows them to eliminate the frustration of a slow and unpredictable cloud application experience that can often affect users in remote sites.

Business VPN Galerie extends the Orange corporate VPN to the cloud via fully-secured gateways. It allows enterprises to access best-of-breed IaaS and SaaS cloud service providers, including Orange, while benefitting from the advantages of the Orange Business Services cloud-ready network – including end-to-end management and support, reliability, security and high performance.

EAM Riverbed is a fully-managed service from Orange Business Services that delivers application acceleration and WAN optimization. It is designed to improve application response times. EAM Riverbed also delivers traffic optimization using protocol optimization, caching and traffic compression, which can increase throughput by three times or more.

This service also benefits from software defined network (SDN) deployment. Orange sees it as a key step in the evolution of its network infrastructure. Riverbed’s application performance optimization solution is deployed as network function virtualization (NFV), providing enterprises with more flexibility than a traditional device. It allows customers to rapidly deploy cloud optimization services and adapt them to their changing needs.

This service is a result of the partnership between Orange and Riverbed, in place since 2005.

Pierre-Louis Biaggi, vice president connectivity business unit, Orange Business Services said: “Customers need to boost end-user application experience with faster response times to increase productivity at a global scale, enable business-critical migration projects and improve the corporate image. By integrating Riverbed’s best-of-breed technology in our secure and fully-managed solution we can deliver this promise,” said

Currently 1,600 customers use Business VPN Galerie to access Orange, Google, Microsoft and cloud services.