Orange Business Services has introduced Easy Go Network, as part of its Network as a Service (NaaS) initiative which fully-virtualised network functions (VNF) using SDN technology.
It claims to offer flexibility to its customers as well as support digital transformation initiatives taken by businesses where cloud, mobile, big data and internet of things (IoT) can all be integrated.
Orange Business Services claims to have tested this service for about a year and is planning to launch this service in over 75 countries around the world.
Easy Go Network enables businesses and enterprises to instantly provide virtual network functions for branch offices with full digital self-service ordering, customer care and reporting functions through a user-friendly portal.
The service includes a plug-and-play router on site, adding more flexibility and rapid deployment. With the service Orange claims that the network functions can be enabled in few minutes.
With Easy Go Network, it becomes easier for companies to deploy new digital services in an automated manner and deliver consistent end-user experience on global basis.
The virtual approach makes it easier for chief information officer to concentrate on services than worrying about network, Orange said.
As an example, Orange Business says that a typical customer of it, a retailer can open new sites or optional virtualised services without much hassle and also at a lower cost. With Easy Go Network, the company can open a new site within five minutes.
Enterprises can also gain full visibility over the network and can implement security policy enforcement on all sites with one click. Their employees shall also be equipped with all their tools, ready to engage with their customers.
Orange Business Services is offering an adaptive firewall based on Fortinet Security Force technology, which offers comprehensive, virtualised security functions including application control, intrusion prevention, web content filtering, spyware prevention and malware defence.
Orange Business Services Connectivity Business Unit vice president Pierre-Louis Biaggi said: “Easy Go Network is an evolution of our enhanced hybrid network strategy. It is designed to help businesses anticipate and address their digital needs fast and within budget.
“We are using an open-standards based approach to develop our SDN and NFV strategy, and we are planning to launch a universal CPE for larger sites next year. Our ultimate goal is an adaptive network, which we will bring to our customers within the next three years.”