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Orange and Equinix bring cloud agility to telco infrastructure through ‘as-a-service’ capability

Orange and Equinix bring cloud agility to telco infrastructure through ‘as-a-service’ capability

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Orange and Equinix have announced that Orange has expanded its Telco Cloud footprint in Amsterdam, Madrid and Seattle using Equinix’s Bare Metal-as-a-Service capability – Equinix Metal –  to speed the deployment of its New Generation International Network.

The new model enables Orange to provide business and wholesale customers with powerful on-demand Telco Cloud Points of Presence (PoPs), delivering essential services such as SD-WAN, CDN, 5G roaming and voice services, with an expected latency below 10 milliseconds.

By integrating with Equinix’s automated dedicated Bare Metal-as-a-Service located in proximity to its existing networks at Equinix, Orange can quickly meet customer demand for growth, deploying in weeks from inception (instead of months).

Leveraging Equinix Metal, Orange accelerates its next-generation services without the up-front CAPEX or complexities of global supply chains, while retaining full choice and control over IT infrastructure and Digital Transformation projects.

“We are delighted to partner with Equinix to deploy Orange Telco Cloud PoPs technology on top of Equinix Metal,” said Jean-Luc Vuillemin, Executive Vice President, International Networks at Orange.

“By embracing an ‘as-a-service’ infrastructure model and focusing investment in our SDN and VNF capabilities, Orange can provide a fully flexible and elastic solution to customers, speed up the deployment of our planned 100 Telco Cloud PoPs, and quickly adapt capacity to meet demand.”

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