Nuage Networks strikes SD-WAN 2.0 deal with OmniClouds

Nuage Networks strikes SD-WAN 2.0 deal with OmniClouds

08 October 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Nokia has confirmed that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been implemented by OmniClouds to optimise cloud connectivity for enterprise customers in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

[Left to Right: Amr A Eid, chief executive officer and board member, OmniClouds and Roque Lozano, vice president of IP & optics for Middle East and Africa, Nokia]

The news is set to support enterprises in the region that are currently experiencing a shortage of native cloud service providers and difficulty reaching public cloud data centres.

Under the terms of the collaboration, Nuage Networks will build and operate its SD-WAN 2.0 network, enabling OmniCloud to connect enterprise customers over a large coverage area, connecting all key public cloud data centres with dedicated infrastructure. For its part, OminCloud says that it is focused on easing its customers’ migration to hybrid or full public cloud.

“OmniClouds is using Nokia Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution as a powerful platform for offering cloud services to MEA regional businesses,” said Roque Lozano, vice president of IP & optics for Middle East and Africa, Nokia. “It not only manages cloud connectivity, but also automates and simplifies many operations, eliminating any boundaries imposed by the underlying connectivity technology. It will play a key part in OmniClouds’ mission to further the adoption of cloud and to support the digital transformation of MEA businesses and organisations.”

Combined with Nuage Networks’ SD-WAN 2.0 solution, OmniClouds customers will have a secure and scalable way to connect with data centres, private clouds, software-as-a-solution (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-solution (IaaS) providers.

Additionally, OmniClouds will not only deliver full cloud connectivity, but will also use Nuage Networks’ SD-WAN 2.0 as an overlay to existing connectivity technologies, such as IP-MPLS, microwave, satellite or public internet, to automate operations and enhance connectivity over large geographic regions.

“We are the trusted partner of enterprise customers in the Middle East and Africa region when they need help in migrating to the cloud,” added Amr A Eid, chief executive officer and board member, OmniClouds. “The Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution plays a critical part in smoothing their move to the cloud by simplifying the operational side and providing the security and assurance they need for such a critical part of their business.”