Internet Solutions (IS), a pan-African telecoms service provider to public and private sector organisations across the continent, including Nigeria has announced a key alliance to deliver cloud services.
Internet Solutions , owned by Dimension Data has tied up with NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTT i3), a Silicon Valley innovation center for NTT Group, one of the world’s largest ICT companies, and Intel Corporation on the delivery of CloudWAN.
“CloudWAN enables the radical responsiveness and unparalleled efficiency needed by enterprise companies as they grow their global footprint and accompanying IT infrastructure. With a platform that enables organizations to better address network costs, complexity and control, there can be an acceleration in the next wave of innovative technologies that businesses can develop, deploy and use in the way they work and interact with customers every day”, the companies said in a statement.
Under the plan, CloudWAN’s single console unifies the previously disparate management of network infrastructure, function, and applications, according to the companies.
“This enables IT departments to proactively plan for network needs, while also pragmatically managing their existing infrastructure investments. Similarly, enterprise cloud operators running a wide range of traditional enterprise applications from multiple vendors or cloud-native workloads can flexibly consolidate their application silos into one universal data infrastructure”, the said.
“With the commercialization of CloudWAN, NTT i3 enables organizations of all sizes to grow with the speed and flexibility that a global business demands. Together with IS and Intel, we help enterprises reduce their networking costs by providing them with a choice to connect through less costly links and dynamically manage reliability, latency and speed,” said Ravi Srivatsav, Managing Director, NTT i3.
According to Greg Montjoie, Head of Internet Access/SDN at Internet Solutions, “For Internet Solutions having an open ecosystem available to develop an adaptable platform that can morph to the rapidly developing technology changes and market needs is critical to our success. Leveraging NTT i3’s CloudWAN SD-Wan controller and ecosystem coupled with Intel’s compute at the edge of our network allow us to take a high speed, reliable enterprise service to our base.”
“It is critical that Internet Solutions provides its clients with a high performance, resilient service. Having Intel as a partner brings the stability and performance they are looking for to deliver a world class ecosystem to its clients,” stated Avi Mistry, Intel Corporation’s Global Account Manager. “Having an open ecosystem available to develop an adaptable platform that can morph to rapidly developing technology changes and market needs is critical. Leveraging NTT i3’s CloudWAN SD-Wan controller and ecosystem, coupled with Intel’s compute at the edge of the network, allows us to take a high speed, reliable enterprise service to our base.”