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GITEX 2019: Nokia strikes deal with OmniClouds

October 9, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Features, Top Stories

At GITEX 2019, Nokia unveiled that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been implemented by OmniClouds, a cloud service provider and migrator, to improve and optimise cloud connectivity for enterprise customers throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

The deal announced on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, aims to boost enterprises that are currently held back by a shortage of native cloud service providers and a challenging reach to public cloud data centres.

Nokia’s Nuage Networks is set to build and operate its SD-WAN 2.0 network, enabling OmniClouds to connect enterprise customers over a large coverage area – touching all key public cloud data centres with dedicated infrastructure in a flexible and cost-efficient way – focusing on easing its customers’ migration to hybrid or full public cloud, with support ranging from consulting to connectivity services.

OmniClouds will not only provide full cloud connectivity but will also use Nuage Networks’ SD-WAN 2.0 as an overlay to existing connectivity technologies, such as IP-MPLS, microwave, satellite or public internet, to automate operations and enhance the connectivity over large geographic regions.

This will give its enterprise customers a central management view of the entire network, enabling them to easily control security, user permissions and parameters, such as latency and quality of service.

Amr A Eid, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of OmniClouds, says, “We are the trusted partner of enterprise customers in the Middle East and Africa region when they need help in migrating to the cloud. The Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution plays a critical part in smoothing their move to the cloud by simplifying the operational side and providing the security and assurance they need for such a critical part of their business”.

“OmniClouds is using Nokia Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution as a powerful platform for offering cloud services to MEA regional businesses. It not only manages cloud connectivity but also automates and simplifies many operations, eliminating any boundaries imposed by the underlying connectivity technology,” adds Roque Lozano, VP of IP & Optics for the Middle East and Africa at Nokia. “It will play a key part in OmniClouds’ mission to further the adoption of cloud and to support the digital transformation of MEA businesses and organisations.”

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