Telefonica Spain transforms its data centers with Nokia routers

Nokia and its venture focused on software-defined networking (SDN), Nuage Networks, are partnering with Telefonica Spain to build an open, elastic and highly secure data center network infrastructure.

Having already deployed an SD-WAN infrastructure in 2017, Telefonica is leveraging and extending that investment to include modern software-defined data centers (SDDC). The Nuage Networks Virtualized Networks Services (VCS) solution automates secure connectivity and network services across efficient and advanced datacenter fabrics powered by Nokia and Nuage Networks routers.

The Nuage Networks VCS solution allows Telefonica to accelerate the provisioning of new customers, applications and networks with cloud-scale efficiency. The solution automatically establishes networking configurations, with quality of service (QoS) and security policies. It also enables zero-touch, policy-based network automation of applications running on any infrastructure, whether virtual machines, containers or bare-metal servers. The solution is OpenStack compliant and fully certified with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack platform.

Additionally Nuage Networks will enable hybrid cloud seamless interconnection between Private DC, Telefonica SDDC and Public Clouds, where Telefonica’s customers require solutions to address the needs of cloud-based applications such as cloudbursting, optimizing latency, virtualized networking and routing services.

To implement Telefonica’s advanced leaf-spine datacenter architecture – a specialized topology that minimizes latency and bottlenecks – Nokia and Nuage Networks are delivering routing platforms with the density, flexibility and cost efficiency to meet Telefonica’s objectives across the full range of interfaces.

Joaquín Mata, director of operations, network and IT at Telefonica Espana said, “Nuage Networks provided us with a highly scalable SDN architecture that could support all our services across all our regions without disruption. We are confident our customers will significantly improve their businesses with these new cloud-based services.”

Sunil Khandekar, founder and chief executive officer, Nudge Networks, Nokia said, “We worked closely with Telefonica to assure the Nuage Networks SDN solutions address the requirements of its entire network infrastructure from the data center to remote WAN sites around the globe. Enterprise customers who need more flexibility and agility to quickly propel themselves into new markets can get it through trusted providers like Telefonica.”

 

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