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CTG, Versa Bring Managed SD-WAN to China

September 15, 2017

Software defined solutions are driving digital transformation; in the network, the star of the show is SD-WAN. Enabling the cloud era, offering increased visibility, performance, cost-savings, and the flexibility that only the cloud can provide, SD-WAN is on the rise in a big way.

Today, in fact, Versa Networks announced a new partnership with China Telecom Global Limited (CTG), making CTG a preferred vendor for Versa SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions. The Chinese, state-owned telco possesses the world’s largest broadband Internet networks as well as a robust mobile network capable of supporting an international customer base.

"China Telecom Global serves an ever growing base of Chinese and other global corporations," said Robert Zhu, Senior Director of Asia Pacific, Versa Networks. "As their customers realize the benefits that a cloud-native network architecture can offer in the way of increased business agility, cloud enablement and user experience, as well as cost savings, CTG will be well-positioned to be the network provider of choice. Versa is very excited to partner with CTG and enable their global customers to digitally transform their networks and overall business processes."

Built on Versa’s virtualized network solutions and security functions, CTG’s managed SD-WAN services promise to deliver a completely software-based managed SD-WAN, and all the agility, visibility and security a business could demand in the network. Versa’s multi-tenant SD-WAN and SD-Security is set to be deployed in 15 cloud hubs by CTG, providing centralized control and distributed reach. In an effort to reduce sprawl, the Versa software will be deployed in customer branch offices on x86 appliances to ensure a network that is secure, integrated and scalable.

Due to CTG’s cloud-native network architecture, Chinese businesses seeking to expand internationally can easily connect branch offices to HQ simply by an Internet connection, and walking through applications identification, security and policy enforcement. Branches benefit by a reduced admin burden, simpler infrastructure and faster time to service.   

Mr. Nemo Lin, Director of the Cloud Operation Center of CTG, said, "By leveraging Versa's portfolio of software-defined technologies, we now offer our customers a richer, more business- and application-centric networking resource. This initiative also enables users to drive digital transformation through the cloud and unleash the growth potential in new markets and geographies."

This software-defined, cloud driven revolution at hand is moving rather fast. It’s cloud or bust; what’s in your WAN?

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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