19:36 | 25/11/2019 Information Technology
Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited (TCTS), partner of choice for the world’s leading Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications Limited, and Fortinet, working with Microsoft Azure, has launched a fully managed SD-WAN offering for Azure Virtual WAN.
The TCTS SD-WAN offering is expected to 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 a 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.
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. This connection can be established leveraging TCTS’ highly commended platform, ‘Virtual Cloud exchange,’ for building within native service provider environments or white-labeled options using the Equinix’ Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™) and Network Edge solution offerings within their data centers globally.
TCTS' Virtual Cloud Exchange (US patent pending) automates connection and management to Azure and other public cloud delivered via a fully managed turn-key white-label solution for CSPs worldwide. With this service from TCTS, service providers can enable Azure enterprise customers to choose either a standard offering that needs no further SD-WAN Virtual Network Function (VNF) in Azure, or a more advanced option that places a SD-WAN VNF in Azure to deliver SD-WAN application traffic steering and security protection.