Singtel unveils managed SDN solution for enterprises

25 Oct 2017

Singaporean incumbent carrier Singtel has launched a new network solution to support enterprises’ evolving networking needs across the globe.

The new solution, touted as Singtel Managed Software-Defined Branch (Singtel SD Branch), is delivered through a “white box” or generic hardware that enables enterprises to manage multiple and virtualized network functions at their existing sites or when they expand into new branch offices, Singtel said in a statement released Monday.

Goh Boon Huat, vice president of global products at Singtel Group Enterprise said the new managed SDN solution is designed to help enterprises to tackle challenges of complex hybrid WAN architecture encompassing private and public Internet networks.

“Singtel SD Branch provides a way to spin up and take down services seamlessly, offers full service visibility and manageability up to the application layer. This simplifies their WAN infrastructure, enabling agile managed network solutions to keep pace with growing business needs in different geographical regions,” Goh said.

With Singtel SD Branch, enterprises are assured of enhanced security and optimal performance of their networks and applications.

They can better monitor network usage, issues real-time as well as add new functions, such as unified threat management, to the same hardware without incurring additional installation charges. These will in turn reduce their capital and operating expenditures, Singtel said.

Singtel SD Branch is available globally and integrated with Singtel’s underlay assets of submarine cables, IP VPN network of 428 Points of Presence, and its Global Internet service in more than 200 countries.

Developed based on the network functions virtualization (NFV) concept, Singtel SD Branch is the latest addition to Singtel’s suite of next generation SD network solutions following the launch of its SD-WAN in 2015 and cloud-based NFV service last year.

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