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Telus the latest win in Nuage’s SD-WAN surge

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Telus has been named as the latest Nuage Networks victim client win, as the SD-WAN craze continues to grow across the world.

It’s a technology which we’ve been talking about for a while, but SD-WAN is starting to make some real dents in budgets. Research from IDC claims roughly 70% of respondents will be either using or evaluating SD-WAN, with the industry worth up to $6 billion by 2020. Considering traction only really started last year, that’s a pretty impressive growth rate.

With Nuage boasting of contract wins at BT, China Telecom, Telefonica, and Telia, the speculative research from IDC is justified by some commercial activity.

“The cloud is a critical enabler of business agility and digital transformation, and enterprise IT teams are quickly recognizing their WAN services and architectures also require significant transformation,” said Brad Casemore, Research Director of Data Centre Networks at IDC.

“Many of these enterprise customers are looking to their service providers to deliver SD-WAN solutions that can confer benefits such as cost-effective, feature-rich, secure application delivery and operational savings at branch offices and other remote sites.”

“Nuage Networks has become a leader in helping service providers deliver fully automated and self-service SD-WAN solutions to enterprise customers who are looking to connect their users quickly and securely to applications in private and public clouds,” said Sunil Khandekar, Nuage Networks CEO.

“Our platform is present in the world’s largest carrier-grade networks and is being deployed as a complete overlay that can serve as a natural extension of customers’ existing L2 and L3 MPLS VPN and other WAN service offerings to remote sites.”

As part of the agreement between Telus and Nuage, the telco will launch a Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) offering to enterprise customers, allowing them to virtually build, manage and cloud-optimize their networks through a flexible self-serve platform.

Elsewhere, the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) continued quest for attention in a world which is slowly forgetting it, has caused it to stumble into the SDN-WAN euphoria. After bigging up its rather forgettable work surrounding the ‘Third Network’, the organization is attempting extend its work to standardize SD-WAN managed services.

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