Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Verizon Uses Cisco to Offer SDN-Based, Application-Aware, Network Services

Verizon unveiled its "new software-defined WAN service using Cisco's Intelligent WAN (IWAN) technology that harnesses the power of the Internet with the performance and reliability of a private IP network, to help enterprises keep up with the continued growth of network traffic.

Through Cisco's software-defined WAN solution, Verizon is enabling a:
  • Better User Experience: Integrated application optimization for improved and faster application performance
  • Highly Secure Infrastructure and Applications: Robust, highly secure and certified routing platforms (ISRs and ASRs)
  • Low Operational Cost: Intelligent Path Control to fully utilize both MPLS and the Internet
  • IT Agility: Provision new sites and services faster with a hybrid WAN to support key business initiatives
Verizon and Cisco will both market and sell the managed solution to their respective enterprise customer bases in the U.S. beginning in September. The companies plan to roll out the solution in EMEA by the end of the year. The new solution will be supported by Verizon's IT consulting group which help enterprises manage their transition to SD-based networking". 

See "Verizon Becomes First Service Provider to Offer New Cisco Software-Defined Networking Technology" - here.