STC deploys Juniper Networks Contrail to boost cloud agility

19 July 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has deployed Juniper Networks Contrail Networking to create automated cloud services for its customers.

STC, which is helping to pioneer NFV application in the Middle East, is using Juniper’s SDN solution, Contrail Networking, to create more agile, seamless virtual overlays. It enables full automation, better scalability, security and flexibility for STC's NFV-based cloud computing services.

"At STC, we have a 'customer-first' approach. We aim to earn our customers' trust and enrich society with comprehensive, innovative services and solutions,” said Tarig Enaya, senior vice president for enterprise at Saudi Telecom Company.

“The network, underpinned by advanced NFV and automation capabilities, can deliver substantial value to our customers by providing the agility, speed and simplicity that today's businesses require. Juniper is an ideal partner with the same customer-centric approach, providing us with state-of-the-art technology for our cloud-based offerings."

Juniper Networks Contrail Networking interoperates with an OpenStack cloud orchestration platform and helps to reduce time-to-market for customised services, applications and functions by connecting virtual resources located across private and public clouds. 

Adrian Pickering, vice president, Middle East and Africa at Juniper Networks, added: “Using virtualisation technologies to build a programmable NFV platform that creates agility and automation can provide the competitive edge for service providers operating in an increasingly competitive market.”