Globe Business, the enterprise arm of Globe Telecom, has announced the country’s first Network Virtualization Platform through the company’s Network Function Virtualization Orchestrator (NFVO).
With this in mind, companies can now install their own Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) virtually, along with cybersecurity and communications applications.
“Before NFVO came to fruition, companies were required to install multiple hardware to get their network running seamlessly. With the limitations caused by COVID-19 and the ever-rising demand for internet connectivity, it became apparent that virtualization would be the next step to revolutionize networks,” said Peter Maquera, Senior Vice President for Globe Business through Manila Bulletin.
“NFVO provides businesses with stable, reliable, and scalable networks by replacing physical appliances, such as routers, firewalls, IP PBX systems, and load balancers, with virtual ones.” he added.
The NFVO contains features such as SD-WAN capabilities and Virtual Firewalls, allowing businesses to use any existing connectivity to make their own Virtual Private Network (VPN) to any location.
The network function also allows businesses to administrate settings such as access to cloud services, enhance and automate branch connectivity; installation of a firewall, routing and creating a VPN. The Network Function also allows for business to get subscription-based yet cost-efficient telephony hosted through Globe’s own Data Center servers.
The NFVO is part of Globe’s plan to enhance digital cybersecurity, cloud services and connectivity. Through a single solution, Globe aims to have businesses benefit from virtualised features and functions through a trusted global vendor and have them expand their operations further to help bring faster economic recovery.
Sources: Globe.com.ph, Manila Bulletin
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