Bringcom and Versa Networks Demonstrate Multi-Carrier SD-WAN Exchange for Pan-Africa Services
The BringCom-Versa deployment demonstrates how service providers and SaaS operators can implement automated SD-WAN with in-depth security for branch offices.
San Jose, Calif., October 22, 2018
Versa Networks – the innovator of a next-generation software platform, Versa Secure Cloud IP – today announced a joint SD-WAN deployment with BringCom Incorporated, a leading telecommunications provider focused on wholesale and retail telecommunications services in Africa. The BringCom-Versa initiative is designed to develop and deliver pan-Africa SD-WAN managed services.
BringCom has deployed Pan-African Ethernet and MPLS network services with its own regional hubs (PoPs) in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., London, Djibouti, Nairobi, Kampala and Lagos. The Versa Networks secure SD-WAN deployment will be implemented across several Africa locations, including multi-carrier connectivity spanning East and West Africa (in collaboration with SimbaNET, a leading communications service provider in East Africa, and ISOCEL Telecom), with automated functionality, high performance and advanced flexibility.
Versa’s FlexVNF software is showcasing SD-WAN connectivity integrated with diverse security services (separate FlexVNFs activated) inclusive of ordering and provisioning via BringCom’s SaaS portal. The Versa headend, monitoring and analytics capabilities are deployed in BringCom’s data center facilities in Virginia initially, and then will move to East and West Africa for production-level traffic. Additionally, the BringCom-Versa project will utilize Versa cloud deployment capabilities and future iterations will instantiate any 3rd party VNF via FlexVNF service chaining.
“With the Versa deployment, we’re demonstrating the power of SD-WAN combined with network security and service providers looking to leverage high-performance virtual environments that rely upon totally automated and programmable WANs to deliver reliable communications services,” said Fabrice Langreney, President and CEO, BringCom.
“Our carrier-grade and cloud-native software makes it easy for telco managed service providers and SaaS operators to deliver secure software-defined branch connectivity to multi-tenant customers,” stated Atchison Frazer, worldwide head of marketing, Versa Networks. “The African continent is an important, fast-growing market for us, and SD-WAN will play an important role in helping enterprises and organizations provide better services, while boosting business continuity and economic growth throughout the continent.”
International Data Corporation (IDC) has published two new reports on the fast-growing Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) infrastructure market. This rapidly evolving segment of the networking market will grow at a 40.4 percent compound annual growth rate from 2017 to 2022 to reach $4.5 billion, according to IDC’s latest SD-WAN Infrastructure Forecast.
About BringCom Incorporated
BringCom Incorporated, headquartered in Sterling, VA, USA has been offering international and last-mile connectivity solutions since 1992 to enterprise and government customers in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East. It delivers secure and reliable Ethernet, MPLS, IPLC and DIA services for enterprise WAN and SD-WAN connectivity. For further information, please visit: www.bringcom.com.
About Versa Networks
Versa Networks, the leader in SASE, combines extensive security, advanced networking, industry leading SD-WAN, genuine multitenancy, and sophisticated analytics via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both to meet SASE requirements for small to extremely large enterprises and Service Providers, and via the simplified Versa Titan cloud service designed for Lean IT. Thousands of customers globally with hundreds of thousands of sites trust Versa with their networks, security, and clouds. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Liberty Global Ventures, Princeville Capital, RPS Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. For more information, visit https://www.versa-networks.com or follow Versa Networks on Twitter @versanetworks.