Siemens selects Orange for global SD-WAN roll out

Siemens selects Orange for global SD-WAN roll out
Demands on the Siemens WAN have increased with virtual teams and teleworkers collaborating on global projects.
Published: 21 March 2018 - 7:54 a.m.
By: David Ndichu

Orange Business Services has been picked to migrate Siemens’ entire global infrastructure to an SD-WAN network that will connect all its cloud applications and IoT devices.

The platform will connect 1,500 sites in 94 countries and is expected to reduce complexity for Siemens by consolidating network design and maintenance with one single provider.

“As a globally operating company with subsidiaries and divisions all over the world, we need a reliable and flexible communication network that is a critical business enabler and can evolve with our growing business,” said Frederik Janssen, head of Siemens IT Infrastructure Portfolio and Strategy. “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.”

Demands on the Siemens WAN have increased with virtual teams and teleworkers collaborating on global projects. 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. This builds on the long-standing cooperation and governance established throughout Siemens’ worldwide divisions and the headquarters in Munich.

“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. “As a company with its pioneering role in innovation and technologies, Siemens set the highest benchmarks for this project. Combining an innovative solution approach with specialisation in providing robust seamless global network services, Orange Business Services has the end-to-end integration expertise to efficiently implement and manage projects of this scale, including all areas in fast-growing emerging markets and critical cyberdefense components.

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