Orange Business Debuts SD-WAN Essentials Solution Using Ekinops Technology

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DateJul 5, 2024

Orange Business has chosen to introduce SD-WAN Essentials, a new SD-WAN service using technology from Ekinops, a provider of optical transport and enterprise connectivity solutions. Through this partnership, enterprise connectivity will be transformed and positioned as a keystone towards cloud integration.

The SD-WAN Essentials solution by Orange Business is a co-managed service designed to provide businesses with the core benefits of SD-WAN, including enhanced control, reliability, performance, application-level routing, and security.

Leveraging Ekinops SD-WAN Xpress technology, this solution would allow businesses to transition to intelligent routing securely while reducing the number of required devices and minimizing energy consumption. Didier Brdy, Chief Executive Officer of Ekinops, expressed pride in supporting this initiative, highlighting its role in facilitating enterprise digital transformation and reducing carbon footprints.

Open and innovative network connectivity solutions designed for service providers worldwide are what Ekinops is known for. The company’s products facilitate the quick, adaptable, and economical implementation of new services, meeting the needs of managed enterprise services enabled by virtualization as well as high-speed optical transport. The three primary segments of Ekinops’ product offering are Compose, OneAccess, and EKINOPS360.

EKINOPS360 delivers optical transport solutions suitable for metro, regional, and long-distance networks. These solutions utilize Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) for high-capacity point-to-point, ring, and optical mesh architectures, as well as Optical Transport Network (OTN) technologies for improved bandwidth utilization and efficient multi-service aggregation.

SDN and NFV

Ekinops’ OneAccess oproduct offering provides a broad range of physical and virtualized deployment options for Layer 2 and Layer 3 access network functions. This flexibility supports service providers in meeting diverse network demands.

Their Compose solution focuses on software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), offering various software management tools and services. Key offerings include the scalable SD-WAN Xpress and SixSq Edge-to-Cloud solutions, enabling service providers to transform their networks into software-defined environments.

With the growing use of SDN and NFV models by service providers, Ekinops sees itself as a critical enabler of future-proof deployments, enabling a smooth transition to open, virtualized delivery models whenever it suits them.

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