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Software-Defined Cloud Networking for Your Digital Journey

The events of 2020 have made necessary for enterprises to prioritise digital transformation. A ‘wait and see’ approach no longer matches user demand today. Digital services of all kinds have to be adaptable to changing customers’ needs and keeping ahead of new challenges.

The hybrid cloud model has become an integral strategy in this aspect. Businesses are focused on scaling their services while ensuring business continuity. This drives the need to ramp up their connectivity between data centres and having reliable direct cloud access.   

Some service providers are not ready to adapt to this rapidly changing business needs. Either because of the lack of certain service capabilities or simply unable to support the requirements. 

Every enterprise is at a different stage of their digital journey and their approach to cloud adoption can be equally unique.

Service providers, such as carriers and data centre operators, need to be able to adapt their connectivity solutions to match the needs of this dynamic environment. At the same time, supporting their customers no matter where they are on their digital journeys.

The flexibility to change as well as the ability to provide a range of solutions are critical for these service providers. Otherwise, these customers will look for additional support from competitors or re-evaluate their service provider.

The result of both scenarios? A loss of a revenue opportunity and potentially allowing competitor to capture more the customers’ IT spend.

To avoid such outcomes, how can a carrier or data centre operator move at the speed of their customers while constantly offering new network services?

Partnering with an SDN platform provider

As service providers look at more flexible and scalable models to deliver their services, Network as a Service (NaaS) is becoming more prevalent. However, not all carriers and data centre operators have this capability. 

Building a software-defined networking (SDN) platform for NaaS require extensive resources and knowledge in software development. This capability is not usually seen in carriers and data operators because their services do not necessarily revolve around it. 

But the benefit of having an SDN platform ensures that these service providers can keep up with current demands.  

By adopting an SDN platform like Infiny, service providers can immediately take advantage of new network services. Furthermore, increasing their global reach with little to no upfront investment. That gives them the ability to rapidly deploy new services for their enterprise customers and be part of their digital journey. 

A SDN platform offers some core benefits:

• Capture New Revenue
Carriers and data centre operators can monetise new services, win new and larger contracts, and grow in new areas with an expanded service offering. They can immediately sell services beyond their traditional boundaries. At the same time, catering to the needs of both digitally advanced customers and ones that are at the beginning of their journey.

• Play a Critical Role in Transformation
As enterprises deploy digital transformation projects, they look to their carrier and data centre partners to support their hybrid cloud strategy. This includes providing direct connection to multiple cloud services and accessing data centres globally. They can offer a starting point for transformation and deliver a mix of network services that support public and private cloud.

• Increase Customer Loyalty
Those who grow together stay together. An SDN platform can help a carrier or data centre operator to proactively engage their customers before they need them. They can position themselves as a strategic network partner with an assortment of high-performance connectivity solutions.

• Rapidly Adapt to New Demand
The shift to remote working we have seen in 2020 is unprecedented. An SDN platform can deliver on-demand network services that can be rapidly scaled up across a global footprint. It delivers new agility without long-term commitment or having to source for new network partners across the globe.

• Support Continual Transformation
With the support of an SDN platform, service providers can be assured that new features and services are constantly being added. This ensures that these service providers can continue to their customers’ continual transformation and the evolution of their IT environments. 

With the right SDN platform partner, they can stay ahead of the competition and maintain their positioning in the market. 
 
Infiny is built to support carriers and data centre operators. With an array of network services, users can procure, provision and manage them on a single platform. It offers white-label option for service providers who wish to take full advantage of the platform. 

Alternatively, they can use application programming interface (API) to curate the services they need immediately.
 
We make it easy for you to come on board with just a simple registration. Whether you are consuming the services yourself or reselling them to your customers. 

Begin your journey with us today.

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