Top Nordic networking infrastructure and services provider GlobalConnect has forged a powerful SD-WAN alliance with Versa Networks

Partnership complements a fibre networks and data center operator with the industry’s leading vendor in performance boosting software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN)

 December, 2019: GlobalConnect has partnered with Versa Networks – innovator of the Secure Cloud IP platform – toward the goal of achieving its aspiration to become the integrated digital infrastructure leader in Northern Europe. GlobalConnect is confident that the SD-WAN-inspired partnership with Versa will help GlobalConnect accelerate productivity at its 18,000 m2 of data center space and over 42,000 kilometres of optical fibre network.

“Our ideal partner needed to support complex cloud integration use cases while being flexible and highly efficient in multiple deployment scenarios, and having a native focus on integration of security features – a combination of competences that are rare in the SD-WAN market space,” Sebastian Vad Lorentzen, Head of SD-WAN Engineering at GlobalConnect, explained. “With the Versa Networks partnership, GlobalConnect aims to efficiently and securely manage more features with a higher level of flexibility across more domains and segments than practically possible with legacy technologies.”

Versa Networks is emerging as the standard of excellence in the increasingly critical category of software-defined networking. GlobalConnect chose Versa as a partner over competition from VeloCloud, Silver Peak, Cisco, Nokia, Fortinet and Juniper.

Versa Networks’ said this latest contract win was a true testament to everyone coming together across Versa to support GlobalConnect during the proof-of-concept engagement. “This was a challenging process and we have an equally ambitious partner to go forward with; I’m sure we will both push ourselves to new heights of innovation and performance,” said Chris Kenny, Vice President of Sales and General Manager, EMEA. “We are all excited in anticipation of what could be an exhilarating journey of SD-WAN expansion across Scandinavian enterprise networks.”

The Versa Secure Cloud IP architecture is a cloud-native software platform incorporating robust multi-tenant and NFV/SDN management and provisioning capabilities utilized by 100+ Service Providers worldwide, that consolidates multiple physical/virtual appliances to a single, multi-function software appliance with centralized visibility and control.

About GlobalConnect

 GlobalConnect is a leading tech and telecom company in Northern Europe. The Group delivers end-to-end communication solutions from ground to cloud based on its own infrastructure consisting of 42,000-kilometre fibre network and 18,000 sqm data centre.

GlobalConnect has 24,000 B2B customers covering all segments from small businesses to public sector and multinational enterprises. In Norway, services are also delivered to 83,000 B2C customers via the wholly owned brand Homenet.

Owned by EQT Infrastructure, GlobalConnect has launched an ambitious growth strategy, which includes investments in new infrastructure, storage and outsourcing, collaboration solutions, intelligent automation, and security solutions.

GlobalConnect is headquartered in Oslo and Copenhagen and has more than 900 employees and a revenue of approx. NOK 3.3 billion in 2018

About Versa Networks

Versa Networks is the innovator of Secure Cloud IP architecture, a next-generation software platform that delivers integrated cloud, networking and security services. Versa’s visionary solution, with an unrivaled depth of features and capabilities, enables enterprises to transition off legacy WANs to achieve business agility, branch modernization, and TCO advantages toward the goal of a successful digital transformation journey. The company has transacted over 200,000 software licenses through service providers, partners and enterprises, with over 1,000 customers worlwide. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures.

For more information, visit https://www.versa-networks.com or follow Versa Networks on Twitter @versanetworks.