Nokia and stc announced the release of stc SD-WAN, a managed SD-WAN solution based on Nuage Networks from Nokia’s Virtualized Network Services (VNS) platform. The stc SD-WAN solution is a key component of stc’s cloud portfolio, providing enterprise customers with automated, dynamic, programmable, and more efficient network services. It will enable rapid ordering and automated configuration of network services, as well as increased visibility and control based on the enterprise’s specific needs.
Stc is transforming its digital services infrastructure to support cloud services as businesses embrace them. Stc launched its SD-WAN services after recognizing the potential and benefits of cloud-based and software-defined technologies. The program’s goal is to help its enterprise customers with their digital transformation and cloud transition.
stc SD-WAN enables enterprise IT and OT to adapt network services as needed to meet the demands of ever-changing business environments. When combined with Nokia Virtual Networks Orchestration (VNO) and Service Orchestrator (SO), an orchestration layer for service abstraction, stc will be able to simplify, manage, and accelerate the time to market of new functions and connectivity models for its SD-WAN enterprise customers.
Badr Al-Lhieb, Infrastructure Sector VP at stc, said: “We are excited to partner with Nokia to provide SD-WAN services to our business customers. SD-WAN will provide our enterprise customer the flexibility to connect their branches quickly, securely, effectively and will enable us to offer a differentiated service and experience to our enterprise customers. The solution will further enhance stc’s position as a leading digital solutions company in Saudi Arabia and the Region.”
Khalid Hussain, Head of stc Customer Business Team at Nokia, said: “We are pleased to be partnering with stc to introduce this disruptive technology to its enterprise customers. With this project, stc is taking a leadership role in this fast-changing market. The Nuage Networks from Nokia SD-WAN solution will help stc enterprise customers gain the flexibility and functionality they need to drive their business into the cloud era.”
The ideal enterprise branch service will be provided by stc SD-WAN based on Nuage Networks from Nokia VNS using x86-based CPEs. It provides fast, secure deployment of cloud-based WAN services with intelligent traffic steering, full application visibility, and end-to-end security, regardless of transport. Enterprises benefit from auto-provisioned plug-and-play services that allow for quick and easy move, add, and change requests.