Business networks are under more pressure than ever. IoT solutions, along with mobile, video and social collaboration tools are increasing demand for capacity. Meanwhile, high-bandwidth cloud applications, diverse data centres and business continuity plans all push up the need for connectivity.
Against this backdrop, Ciena and Vodafone have come together to give enterprise the ability to right size their network – allowing them to meet demand without sacrificing efficiency.
We’ve developed high-performance Ethernet capabilities to augment our Global Hybrid Wide Area Network (WAN) portfolio. This has resulted in the creation of Vodafone Ethernet Services with Ciena: a truly integrated network with simplified architecture for greater predictability and control.
Vodafone is implementing Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) to enable advanced on-demand features like self-service provisioning of connectivity and virtualized WAN services. The new group of high-capacity Ethernet Services are designed to complement our fixed connectivity portfolio so that businesses of all sizes can enjoy a flexible network and the benefits of on-demand cloud computing and storage.
Vodafone was awarded Managed Service Provider Partner (MSP) of the year in 2016 for outstanding innovation in enterprise connectivity services from combined expertise and technical capability.
As Diamond Managed Service Partner with Ciena, leveraging the converged packet-optical platforms and OPn® network architecture approach, Vodafone can now offer an extensive variety of high-performance enterprise services. These solutions lay the foundation for emerging connectivity features such as Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN), enabling our customers to be network ready.