Tata Communications with Cisco transforms enterprise networking in the multi-cloud world
Tata Communications and Cisco have extended their partnership to enable enterprises to transform their legacy network to a customized and secure multi-cloud native hybrid network.The combination of Tata Communications’ IZO cloud enablement platform and Cisco SD-WAN is a fully-managed, global solution that gives businesses greater control over their digital infrastructure, the ability to securely connect any user to any application location, and provide the assurance of application performance needed to support successful digital transformation.
Tata Communications’ cloud and hybrid networking capabilities are underpinned by the company’s global tier-1 Internet backbone and partnerships with major cloud providers, including Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Alibaba.This means that through IZO SDWAN powered by Cisco, enterprises are now able to offer their employees a secure and reliable user experience for and with cloud-based applications and on premise applications seamlessly in more than 150 countries worldwide.
Cisco’s SD-WAN solution plays a pivotal role in the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) for enterprises transitioning to become digital natives and in multi-cloud adoption. With Cisco’s DNA,enterprises are able to centrally secure user, device and application policies across wired, wireless and wide area network. Cisco’s DNA is the central keystone in assisting organisations with securely managing multi-cloud and multi-domain environments, making it easier for enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation journey.
Song Toh, Vice President, Global Network Services, Tata Communications, says, “We want our customers to be able to harness the power of the Internet and the cloud to transform how they operate, but without jeopardizing security or performance. With our new SDWAN solution powered by Cisco, we offer a fully managed hybrid network service that’s fit for your digital business. It’s a resilient cloud-ready network-as-a-service which can grow and scale as needed, while ensuring predictable and secure access to data and applications.It’s designed to give businesses agility and reduce the complexity of network transformation.”
Tata Communications has several years of experience in deploying large-scale enterprise SD-WAN solutions across thousands locations. This - combined with its global presence and its ability to design, migrate and manageSD-WANs round-the-clock -lowers the barriers for enterprises to move from a legacy infrastructure to a hybrid software-defined network.
VishIyer, Vice President, Architectures APJC, Cisco, says, “We are excited to partner with Tata Communications on our Cisco SD-WAN platform, which is a critical building block of our multi-cloud,multi-domain architecture. Cisco SD-WAN is the point of intelligence in application-aware networking for multi-cloud adopted businesses. It can direct each application to the most appropriate transport to use in real-time and that application is free to reside in any cloud or on-premise location. This cloud-native architecture allows organisations to seamlessly transition and adopt cloud-hosted and assisted infrastructure to ultimately allow businesses to accelerate their transformation and innovation agenda.”
This new joint SDWAN offering builds on Tata Communications’ long-standing partnership with Cisco. The company is a globally certified Master Service Provider in Cisco’s Cloud & Managed Services Program. This means that Tata Communications integrates its own network, cloud, hosting, security and voice services as part of Cisco’s solutions and serves customers globally with this integrated, fully-managed offering to address their diverse business and technology needs.