Versa Networks – the innovator of a next-generation software platform, Versa Secure Cloud IP – has announced a joint SD-WAN deployment with BringCom Incorporated, a leading telecommunications provider focused on wholesale and retail telecommunications services in Africa.
The BringCom-Versa initiative is designed to develop and deliver pan-Africa SD-WAN managed services.
BringCom has deployed Pan-African Ethernet and MPLS network services with its own regional hubs (PoPs) in Los Angeles, Washington D.C, London, Djibouti, Nairobi, Kampala and Lagos. The Versa Networks secure SD-WAN deployment will be implemented across several Africa locations, including multi-carrier connectivity spanning East and West Africa (in collaboration with SimbaNET, a leading communications service provider in East Africa, and ISOCEL Telecom), with automated functionality, high performance and advanced flexibility.
Versa’s FlexVNF software is showcasing SD-WAN connectivity integrated with diverse security services (separate FlexVNFs activated) inclusive of ordering and provisioning via BringCom’s SaaS portal. The Versa headend, monitoring and analytics capabilities are deployed in BringCom’s data centre facilities in Virginia initially, and then will move to East and West Africa for production-level traffic. Additionally, the BringCom-Versa project will utilise Versa cloud deployment capabilities and future iterations will instantiate any third party VNF via FlexVNF service chaining.
“With the Versa deployment, we’re demonstrating the power of SD-WAN combined with network security and service providers looking to leverage high-performance virtual environments that rely upon totally automated and programmable WANs to deliver reliable communications services,” said Fabrice Langreney, President and CEO, BringCom.