ZTE Debuts Elastic SD-WAN
ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has announced its participation at the Open Networking Summit (ONS) and introduced its elastic software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution. The solution will allow enterprise customers to make full use of their network and datacentre resources, provide them with end-to-end (E2E) ICT solutions, and assist them in improving revenue.
ZTE Elastic SD-WAN enables users to operate throughout the entire process from E2E connection, service purchase, launching, maintenance, to cancelling. Users can purchase Patterns and Practices (PnP) equipment to accomplish one-touch configuration and purchase BUY&PLAY services. Its service virtualisation reduces investment as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) costs. The solution features locally deployed virtual value-added services (vVAS). The unified service orchestration and one-key automated deployment takes less time, enables quicker service launching, and improves user experience. The unified ICT O&M platform significantly reduces human costs and realises services in ICT cloud and network synergy.
Based on the powerful open cloud platform and application platform provided by ZTE Elastic SD-WAN, application service providers can quickly open up value-added services and distribute these services to users through ZTE cloud applications. This builds a complete ecosystem and product chain from platform, application, to the distribution channels. Thus far ZTE has cooperated with more than 20 application service providers, covering the verticals of retailing, manufacturing, transportation etc.
As a comprehensive software defined networking (SDN)/network function virtualisation (NFV) solution, ZTE Elastic SD-WAN not only helps enterprises save on costs and improve network flexibility, but also enables the operators to increase their revenues. In addition, with the integrated deployment, CT services and IT services are linked seamlessly, and the users’ network and services are put into an organic system, which effectively improves the user experience. With its flexibility, reliability, real-time service and ICT integrated deployment, the agile solution not only provides enterprises with simplified networking and lower costs, but also helps operators improve their benefits, so that it creates a win-win situation for both of them to build a green ecosystem.