Telefónica Spain grows virtualised network with new data centre framework

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Telefónica Spain is building virtualised data centre network architecture that it said will expand the agility, scale and efficiency of its cloud-based services.

The operator is working with Nokia's SDN arm Nuage Networks on the project. Its goal is to offer enterprises customised services through a self-service portal.

After installation, Nuage Networks' Virtualised Networks Services will bolster Telefónica's offerings to include enterprise hosting and co-location, wide-area networks and cloud infrastructure.

Nuage Networks said its solution will make it easier for the operator to add new customers and deliver new applications and services, with guaranteed quality of service and security.

The solution is OpenStack compliant and is certified with Red Hat's Enterprise Linux OpenStack platform. Nuage added that the solution allows automation of applications running on any infrastructure.

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Joaquín Mata, Director of Operations, Network and IT at Telefónica Spain, said: "To meet the rapidly emerging business requirements for agility and on-demand deployments, we moved aggressively to build our business connectivity services around a new cloud-based architecture.

"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 CEO of Nuage Networks from Nokia, added: "The IT, communications and service needs of today's enterprises have much higher demands than just a few years ago and therefore require new technologies to support them.

"We worked closely with Telefónica to assure the Nuage Networks SDN solutions address the requirements of its entire network infrastructure from the data centre 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 Telefónica."