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Wipro & Cisco Associate in a SD-WAN Transformation Project

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Home grown IT consulting and BPO company Wipro announces an agreement with Cisco Systems to use its technology to deliver managed Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) transformation services to Olympus. A 100-year old company, Olympus is a Japanese manufacturer of optics and reprography products, which is majorly into the fields of medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products.

With the new agreement, Wipro will be able to use its proprietary managed network services solution, #WANFreedom to re-architect Olympus’s WANs and enable support across distributed applications in a hybrid multi-cloud environment. With the renovation, Olympus is looking forward to improving its application performance. Wipro's managed SD-WAN #WANFreedom services are enabled by Cisco's global Secure SD-WAN Managed Services Partner (MSP) Program.

In a statement published by Wipro, Stephen Kneebone, Global CIO, Olympus, said, “As we move into a world where businesses are focused on being more resilient by accelerating digital transformation, we believe that we are keeping pace with the change. Our cloud adoption and application migration initiatives demand high performance from the network.

With Wipro, we have embarked on our WAN transformation journey that improves application experience and reduces our OPEX as Wipro’s #WANFreedom solution standardizes our global WAN spread across 40+ countries. Wipro’s centralized platform for contract management will consolidate our service providers and is expected to provide up to a 30 percent cost reduction.”

With the new agreement, Wipro will be able to use its proprietary managed network services solution, #WANFreedom

Commenting on the occasion, Kiran Desai, Senior Vice President, Cloud and Infrastructure Services, Wipro Limited, said, “We are excited to be selected by Olympus as their SD-WAN transformation partner. Wipro’s #WANFreedom provides comprehensive lifecycle services spanning consulting, planning and design, implementation, and managed network services. Our as-a-service model powered by integrated automation platform will create a cognitive digital networking infrastructure for Olympus, which is secure and dynamic. Its enhanced capabilities will help Olympus gain flexibility to access multi-cloud services, reduce overhead, and support new applications in its digital transformation journey.”

Scott Harrell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Intent-Based Networking Group, commented, “As organizations adopt the cloud for key applications, their WAN architecture must also evolve to provide the best experience for their users and improved efficiency for their organizations. Agility and security are paramount in this transition. Through Cisco's secure SD-WAN technology and Cisco's new Service Creation Program for partners, Wipro can help customers like Olympus secure their connectivity to multiple clouds, optimize their application experiences and accelerate their digital transformation journeys.”

Of late, Wipro had also announced its strategic partnership with the German IT services company Schneider-Neureither & Partner (SNP) SE. The new deal had made Wipro accessible to SNP’s CrystalBridge data transformation platform and the BLUEFIELD approach. They had also agreed to co-develop a ‘Transformation Competence Center’ that will train and certify Wipro consultants to use the BLUEFIELD transformation approach powered by CrystalBridge.


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