Siemens has extended contract with Orange for SD-WAN based network to connect 1,500 sites in 94 countries on 5 continents.
Orange Business Services provides Siemens with SD-WAN infrastructure and security on global scale.
The increased performance of its communications infrastructure will enable Siemens to take full advantage of further digitalization to improve its Industry 4.0 processes.
Under this new six-year contract worth 240 million Euros, Orange Business Services will migrate Siemens’ entire global infrastructure to a dynamic and flexible SD-WAN network which will connect cloud applications as well as IoT devices. Consolidating network design and maintenance with one single provider will further reduce complexity and strengthen application performance and agility.
Frederik Janssen, Head of Siemens IT Infrastructure Portfolio and Strategy said, “We chose Orange Business Services because we see it as a prime partner with the ability to deliver seamless worldwide SD-WAN coverage with the highest degree of security standards – especially to protect against threats from the Internet, quality of service, local support and an attractive price-performance ratio. We were also impressed by the flexibility and the service level Orange Business Services has been providing as a trusted partner to Siemens over the past several years.”
Orange Business Services can meet Siemens’ needs by combining SD-WAN technology with cloud- and web-based services and solutions. With a single-point-of-contact service desk and local presence in 166 countries, Orange Business Services provides Siemens with managed network services in the 94 countries in which it operates.
“We are pleased to have been chosen by Siemens to provide its future SDN network and manage its critical global communications infrastructure across all continents,” said Helmut Reisinger, Executive Vice President, International, Orange Business Services.