Pekka Lundmark, President & CEO
SD-WAN has revolutionized how organizations can optimize their networking operations and drive ease and flexibility in remote communication at a low cost. The biggest takeaway of SD-WAN has been automation, which reduces the burden on the networking teams and administrators, ensuring smooth business execution. Companies that are transforming digitally to beat the competition are adopting SD-WAN, powered by cloud and data analytics, to improve their digital journey.
Amid the rampant innovation in the networking industry, Nokia has emerged as the trusted partner to improve networking capabilities and stay ahead of the game. Nokia combines its expertise in the areas of networking, cloud, managed services, and service orchestration to offer solutions and services that optimize and simplify network innovation at low cost and reduced risk.
The Nokia SD-WAN solution and managed services enable enterprises to maintain strong connectivity between cloud resources and applications for dynamic and automated branch communication. The policy-based automation supports customer self-service and reduced provisioning costs, facilitating seamless networking from the branch to the data center. Network-aware service automation and service-aware traffic optimization across the IP and optical domains simplify automation enablement and end-to-end process execution. Greater automation across the WAN, SD-WAN, and data center is ensured through VNF orchestration. All of this improves enterprise services with an unmatched mix of cost reduction, speed, variety, and quality.
What’s more, Nokia’s Nuage Networks (a company that Nokia acquired in 2015) provides an SDN management solution that unifies multiple vendor environments into one platform. The solution spans end-to-end infrastructure, covering multiple data centres, clouds, and branch networks to that end. Built on such a value proposition, Nokia’s Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) supports a complete SD-WAN policy-based automation framework. This enables large enterprises to explore the full potential of traditional branches, private data centers, and the leading public clouds through virtualization.
Network-aware service automation and service-aware traffic optimization across the IP and optical domains simplify automation enablement and end-to-end process execution
Nokia’s SD-WAN services play a key role in achieving a wide range of benefits: generate new revenue with dynamic branch connectivity and managed services that support self-service, on-demand capabilities, and flexible WAN connections across multiple access technologies. The company reduces the total cost of ownership by replacing physical CPE models. New on-net models let users use their network’s IP connectivity and automate provisioning. Off-net models let them work with connectivity partners to deliver services worldwide. It also remains in a position to address the evolving client needs with value-added services that combine SD-WAN branch connectivity with VNFs hosted in an SDN-enabled data center.
As a trusted partner for critical networks, Nokia is committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. Led by Nokia Bell Labs, the company creates value with long-term research. With productivity, sustainability, and inclusivity in mind, it adheres to the highest industry standards from the integrity and security perspectives.
In today’s increasingly complex network environments, Nokia offers the trust and security that allows companies to embrace networking innovation. To allay clients’ fears, the company takes a consultative approach to network design, proactively addressing vulnerabilities and educating clients with updates, even after the networking infrastructure has been implemented. At a time when organizations are concerned about business sustenance through increasing their customer value, Nokia comes to their aid with its ability to improve the networking infrastructure, ensuring reliability, performance, and security of networks.
It is exciting times ahead for the networking industry as Nokia escalates its 5G strategy. The company is working closely with leading Danish mobile operators to accelerate 5G service delivery nationwide following the availability of the 3.5 GHz spectrum. With Nokia being committed to 5G, the world can expect not only high speed but also a seamless networking experience in the coming days.