Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited and Fortinet, working with Microsoft Azure, has launched a fully managed SD-WAN offering for Azure Virtual WAN.
The TCTS SD-WAN offering will help service providers create solutions to further enable enterprises with seamless migration to Azure, thereby helping to accelerate their revenue in IT migration to public clouds.
This joint offering will also enable inter-branch connectivity for customers using the Microsoft backbone and help them to meet SLAs while securing access to applications running on Azure. This offering is one of the first industry solutions of native hybrid SD-WAN coupled with traffic steering and security protection for Azure’s cloud.
Madhusudhan Mysore, Executive Chairman and CEO of TCTS said, “TCTS’s Cloud Networking-as-a-Service was developed to address the most complex real-world enterprise IT migration to the cloud. It offers a best-in-class white-labeled managed service provider (MSP) offering for operators worldwide to help them accelerate their MSP revenues through Microsoft’s worldwide enterprise customer base. TCTS has a significant set of highly skilled CNaaS technical consultants to provide white-labeled services to operators worldwide, thereby supporting the easy adoption and ongoing use of Microsoft Azure.”
As cloud complexity continues to grow, enterprises are grappling with the many functions, gateways, configuration, segmentation and monitoring of Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) across Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) data centers, regions and worldwide deployments. Configuration of SD-WAN, VPNs, routing tables, security, gateways and hybrid connectivity within a public cloud continues to be a problem area for most enterprises. Additionally, as the cloud expands to the edge, including managed network connections between the clouds and service providers (ex: Azure ExpressRoute, etc.), cloud complexity will be even more challenging to configure and operate.
“Wide Area Network (WAN) requirements for the enterprise are becoming more cloud centric. Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN (VWAN) is addressing these needs by allowing devices and sites to connect to Azure’s public cloud more easily and globally,” added Ross Ortega, Partner Program
Manager, Microsoft Azure Networking at Microsoft Corp. “TCTS’ SD-WAN managed services over Azure’s VWAN, will enable service providers worldwide to deliver CNaaS managed services.”
Through this offering, enterprises at any given site can use a hybrid deployment of MPLS and Internet to steer the traffic between mission critical traffic (MPLS and Carrier Ethernet) and non-mission critical traffic (Internet), which further connects directly to Azure via Azure ExpressRoute.
Rajesh Maurya, Regional Vice President, India & SAARC, Fortinet said, “Enterprise cloud adoption is driving a global WAN transformation by leveraging SD-WAN technology, but this increases security risks. Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN offers best-of-breed SD-WAN, next-generation firewall security, advanced routing and WAN optimization capabilities integrated into a single offering. TCTS’ Managed SD-WAN offering with Fortinet provides communication service providers with a turn-key solution to deliver robust, secure and low latency connectivity services.”
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