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Virgin Media brings in Versa to bolster its SD-WAN

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Virgin Media Business has announced a partnership with Versa Networks which will allow it to offer its enterprise customers a variety of software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) services.

As part of the partnership, Virgin Media Business will use Versa Network’s Cloud IP platform to provide fully managed SD-WAN services. We should come expect more partnerships along these lines as automation and intelligent services is at the heart, answering the industry’s call for more IT solutions which can aid flat-lining productivity numbers.

“Versa Networks is a true market disruptor and therefore the perfect strategic fit for Virgin Media Business,” said Peter Kelly, Managing Director of Virgin Media Business.

“Our partnership will put the cloud at the heart of our enterprise network and allow us to offer our customers an industry-leading service that gives them greater agility, flexibility and control over how they design and manage their corporate network to unlock their digital potential. SD-WAN is turning corporate IT on its head; enabling the IT to respond to the business needs rather than the business responding to what the IT can deliver.”

SD-WAN is proving to be a popular service for customers around the world as it is proving to be a more open and flexible solution than traditional WAN. The network is instead controlled using cloud-native software, designed to integrate with the cloud and improve automation, security and enhanced connectivity.

“We are excited about partnering with Virgin Media Business to offer business essential SD-WAN services that enables them to provide excellent application user experience, agility, security and simplification to their customers’ networks,” said Kumar Mehta, CDO of Versa Networks.

“This collaboration is a testament to our ability to provide innovative solutions as organizations evolve on their digital transformation journey.”

While Virgin Media is shouting about this agreement, our sister site Light Reading has confirmed it is part of a wider group-level strategy at Liberty Global, which in turn is trying to ramp up its appeal to large enterprise and government customers.

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