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Telefónica Spain transforms its data centres with Nokia

Telefónica Spain transforms its data centres with Nokia

Nokia and its venture focused on software-defined networking (SDN), Nuage Networks, are partnering with Telefónica Spain to build an open, elastic and highly-secure data centre network infrastructure, dramatically expanding the agility, scale and efficiency of its cloud-based services.

A key part of Telefónica’s cloud vision is to offer enterprises the ability to easily order, customise and configure value-added services through a self-service portal for on-demand delivery. Having already deployed an SD-WAN infrastructure in 2017, Telefónica is leveraging and extending that investment to include modern software-defined data centres (SDDC). The Nuage Networks Virtualized Networks Services (VCS) solution automates secure connectivity and network services across efficient and advanced data centre fabrics powered by Nokia and Nuage Networks routers. This modernisation will propel Telefónica service offerings ranging from enterprise hosting and colocation, to enterprise wide-area networks (WAN) and enterprise cloud infrastructure.

The Nuage Networks VCS solution allows Telefónica to accelerate the provisioning of new customers, applications and networks with cloud-scale efficiency. The solution automatically establishes networking configurations, with quality of service (QoS) and security policies. It also enables zero-touch, policy-based network automation of applications running on any infrastructure, whether virtual machines, containers or bare-metal servers. The solution is OpenStack compliant and fully-certified with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack platform.

In addition, Nuage Networks will enable hybrid cloud seamless interconnection between Private DC, Telefónica SDDC and public clouds, where Telefónica’s customers require solutions to address the needs of cloud-based applications such as cloud bursting, optimising latency, virtualised networking and routing services.

To implement Telefónica’s advanced leaf-spine data centre architecture – a specialised topology that minimises latency and bottlenecks – Nokia and Nuage Networks are delivering routing platforms with the density, flexibility and cost efficiency to meet Telefónica’s objectives across the full range of interfaces. Telefónica’s hosted infrastructure ensures that enterprises get the highest level of agility and responsiveness, while avoiding the complexity and risks of managing their own cloud.

Joaquín Mata, Director of Operations, Network and IT at Telefónica España, said: “To meet the rapidly-emerging business requirements for agility and on-demand deployments, we moved aggressively to build our business connectivity services around a new cloud-based architecture. Nuage Networks provided us with a highly-scalable SDN architecture that could support all our services across all our regions without disruption. We are confident our customers will significantly improve their businesses with these new cloud-based services.”

Sunil Khandekar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nuage Networks from Nokia, said: “The IT, communications and service needs of today’s enterprises have much higher demands than just a few years ago and therefore require new technologies to support them. We worked closely with Telefónica to assure the Nuage Networks SDN solutions address the requirements of its entire network infrastructure from the data centre to remote WAN sites around the globe. Enterprise customers who need more flexibility and agility to quickly propel themselves into new markets can get it through trusted providers like Telefónica.”

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