2018. A great year of recognition and awards for SD-WAN at Orange Business Services

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2018 has certainly shaped up to be the year for SD-WAN. There is no denying that SD-WAN is key to adapting the enterprise network to user needs, and we at Orange Business Services couldn't be more pleased.

Leading industry organizations and analyst firms are in tune with the various business drivers and benefits driving multinational enterprises to move to software-defined solutions, as well as how SD-WAN providers around the world have responded with intelligent networks.

Industry recognition from third parties is a key measure for success. And I, for one, am extremely proud to recap just a few of our latest recognitions.

World Communications Awards 2018

Best Enterprise Service for Flexible SD-WAN
We won this award in part due to great customer references, such as our SD-WAN deployment for Siemens across 1,500 sites in 94 countries, and a very strong SD-WAN proposition that provides global enterprises with an agile network platform that accelerates and facilitates their digital transformation.

2018 MEF Awards – Finalist in three SD-WAN categories

Best Network-Based SD-WAN Managed Service
Finalists in this category were chosen by demonstrating outstanding leadership in providing an SD-WAN managed service over the past year. A network-based SD-WAN service can operate over a variety of networking technologies, is application-aware, and uses centralized policies to provide the most cost-effective solution meeting user requirements.

Best OTT SD-WAN Managed Service
A key aspect to our finalist ranking for our OTT SD-WAN solution is orchestration. As a global service provider and integrator, we know how to manage complexity by integrating service delivery between our local and global teams. Our Multisourcing Service Integration (MSI) expertise provides seamless end-to-end management of multiple IT service suppliers and integrates and governs them through a single customer-facing IT interface.

Best Service Provider Marketing
We are proud to have been chosen as a finalist for our Flexible SD-WAN marketing campaign. Over the last year, we focused our efforts around five key pillars: sales enablement, lead generation, nurturing, intensive global event presence and market influencer relations, including analysts, partners and media.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Communication SP SD-WAN Managed Services Vendor Assessment

Orange Business Services positioned as "Leader"
It's an honor to be positioned as a Leader in this inaugural report. Our launch of Flexible SD-WAN this year has garnered great success and is already deployed and in operation for major enterprise customers. In the next months, we will continue developing our AI-driven intelligent network strategy to automatically orchestrate networks based on predicted user demand and then improve security, user satisfaction and business continuity.

Ovum Network Services Assessment: Orange Business Services

Leader rating of 4.4 out of 5
Examples of Orange Business Services strengths contributing to this leading rating include strong global reach and presence, including in developing regions, flexible connectivity solutions, high-touch processes and premium customer service, and our MSI expertise.

Want to hear more about our award-winning Flexible SD-WAN service? Check out what the analysts are saying and read more about the benefits it can bring to your enterprise.

Franck Morales

Within the Orange Business Services Connectivity Business Unit, Franck Morales is in charge of developing the portfolio of products and services.

With more than 30 years within the Orange Group (formerly France Telecom), Franck has extensive experience, including 12 years in Mobile Business within Orange France. Franck has spent his entire career with business customers or managing strategic partnerships.

Outside his professional life, Franck enjoys cultural activities such as opera, especially Italian ones, and also loves the theater. Sports also figures in his free time, especially cycling, running and skiing.