Nokia’s Nuage lands SDN project in China with CPIC

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Nokia’s SDN division Nuage Networks has its first SDN-based, large enterprise project win in China with China Pacific Insurance Company (CPIC).

The private cloud SDN project, won via Nokia Shanghai Bell, will use Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) in two CPIC data centers: one to integrate the dispersed IT systems of 82 branch offices into one unified private cloud platform, and the second to assist in building and testing the company cloud for R&D.

Result: CPIC can achieve improved flexibility, agility and security, all while simplifying network operations and lowering IT costs.

Nuage says its VSP will enhance CPIC’s efficiency by increasing scale and reducing errors with a centralized policy manager. The solution gives CPIC and other financial institutions greater agility to automate the configuration, management and optimization of virtual networks, including security services for individual applications and workloads.

Deployment started in August 2017.

Jin Jian, head of the Enterprise & Public Sector unit at Nokia Shanghai Bell, hailed the CPIC deal as a “breakthrough contract” – not just because it’s Nuage’s first such contract in China, but also because it has the potential to show Nokia’s ability to expand Nuage outside of the telecoms space to other segments like the financial sector.

“Working with a top insurer like CPIC serves as an excellent reference for the broader industry, and we see this as an opportunity to win more large enterprise projects in China, continuing Nokia’s push into vertical markets beyond the telecoms space,” he said.

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